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High Holidays 2020/5781

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We hope that providing this free online version of Mahzor Leyamim Nora’im: Prayerbook for the Days of Awe will help make your at-home High Holiday observances uniquely meaningful. We are grateful for the efforts of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association in subdividing the Mahzor into smaller sections for ease of use.

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Entire Mahzor

 


Key Excerpts

  • Only the most central and familiar High Holiday prayers, collected for use as the core of a less traditional service.

  • Selected from the Mahzor to supplement the curated excerpts below.

 


Rosh Hashanah

Curated selections from the Rosh Hashanah liturgy — these include the basic prayers and a few optional selections.

Erev Rosh Hashanah (Shabbat)

Rosh Hashanah Morning Day One (Shabbat)

Rosh Hashanah Morning Day Two

Rosh Hashanah Day One Minhah (Shabbat)

Rosh Hashanah Day Two Minhah

 


Yom Kippur

Curated selections from the Yom Kippur liturgy — these include the basic prayers and a few optional selections.

Erev Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Morning

Yom Kippur Musaf

Yizkor

Yom Kippur Minhah

Yom Kippur Ne’ilah


Classic Prayers

(Only the most central and familiar High Holiday prayers, collected for use as the core of a less traditional service.)

 

Supplementary Readings

(Selected from the Mahzor to supplement the curated excerpts above.)