Checklist for Erev RH

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Checklist for Erev Rosh Hashanah
  • Some fast until Chatzos.
  • Tachanun is not recited in Davening but it is said in Selichos.
  • Perform Hataras Nedarim after Davening
  • Perform a Peruzbal in the relevant years
  • Do not blow Shofar today
  • Visit gravesites
  • Recite Tehillim
  • Review the Machzor and Piyutim
  • Bake round Challahs for Yom Tov
  • Don’t cook sour foods. Don’t add vinegar to fish etc.
  • The Simanim: Karti [Leek]; Silka/Tradin [Beets]; Tamri [Dates]; Kara [Squash]; Carrots-“Tzimis”;Fish; Pomegranate;Head of a ram or fish.
  • Eiruv Tavshilin if applicable
  • Call relatives such as parents and grandparents
  • Spend time with wife
  • The Mitzvah of Simcha does not apply on Rosh Hashanah.
  • Haircut
  • Cut the nails
  • Bathe in hot water
  • Immerse in a Mikveh
  • Write a Pa”n
  • Do not begin a meal past the 10th hour
  • Give Tzedakah for both days of Rosh Hashanah
  • Candle lighting is done with the blessings of Yom Hazikaron and Shehechiyanu
  • Prepare a 24 hours candle and Yartzite candle if applicable
  • Recite Tehillim before Mincha
  • Have extra Kavana in the Mincha prayer.


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