Thursday, September 17, 2009
La Shana Tova, For my non-Jewish readers. This is the Jewish holiday that we say La Shana Tova, may you be inscribed in the book of life.
This coming Friday is sundown. This starts the Jewish holiday season. The holiday is two day of Rosh Hashanah. Depending if you live here, or in Israel. In Israel the holiday is celebrated for one day. If you are reform, then you celebrate it for one day. But, us that are Conservative or Orthodox Jews in the United States, we celebrate for two days.
We anticipate hearing the blowing of the shofar. There are other traditions of food, and actions that we do. Then 10 days later we come back to the synagoge and repeat for Yom Kippur where we fast for 1 day. We hear the blowing of the shofar.
In our house, We eat the traditional Brisket, Matzah Ball Soup, Gefilte Fish, and Honey Cake. This is the tradition from my mother that I have followed and never wavered. We have traditional food, of Wine, Apples, Honey, Challah( round for the new year).
This is the time for 10 days to reflect, repent, and set new goals for the year. This is followed with the holiday of Succot( holiday of booths). Moses and the Jewish people traveled through Egypt. Followed with Simchat Torah, the holiday, where we celebrate the beginning cycle of reading of the Torah all over again.
I don't mean to offend anyone. But I simplified it for everyone. If you would like to know more go to myjewishlearning.com.or to know more info you can go to Chabad
May you & your loved ones be inscribed & sealed in the book of life for a happy, healthy, safe & joyous New Year
Let us pray for a happy, healthy, sweet new year. Without any war, May the year 5770 be a better year.