Rosh Hashana Vocabulary

L'shanah tovah - Literally, "for a good year". Generally, "Happy New Year"

"L'shanah tovah tikatev v'taihatem" "May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year."
(or to women, "L'shanah tovah tikatevi v'taihatemi")

Tashlich – literally "casting off". Ritual of emptying pockets of breadcrumbs into a river to cast away sins.

Teshuva – Literally "turning", repenting, asking for forgiveness, acknowledging our wrongdoings.

Rosh Hashana – The Jewish New Year

Yom Kippur – the holiest day of the Jewish year.

Yamim Nora’im – "Days of Awe", or High Holy Days. Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur.

Yom Ha Teru’ah - the Day of the Shofar, another name for Rosh Hashana

Yom ha Zikaron - the Day of Remembrance, another name for Rosh Hashana