Monday, September 29, 2008

L’Shanah Tovah!

”L'shanah tovah tikatevi v'taihatemi!” which translates to “May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year!”

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown this evening. It’s the beginning of the Jewish New Year, the first of the High Holidays, beginning the Days of Awe and leading to Yom Kippur. There is a tradition of self examination, making amends, emptying yourself of the negative, starting afresh with the positive. The essence of the positive is following what is commonly known as The Golden Rule: Treat others as you wish to be treated; Love others as you love yourself. As Hillel is credited with saying: everything else is commentary...

During this busy political season, the tradition seems especially important - particularly difficult perhaps, but especially important!

Maybe the custom of dipping a crisp apple wedge in honey will help insure “a sweet new year”!


purpleronnie said...

Bless you! Hehehehe!

This sounds like an excellent idea and a ritual we should all observe.


Pink Granite said...

Hi Ronnie -
It took me a minute!
Thank you!
- Lee