Tag Archives: Rosh Hashanah

May it be sweet

Beginnings are exciting times with optimism and anticipation of the good things to come. I loved the first day of school with pages yet to be read, pencils yet to be used and a clean notebook. A new job, a trip, relationship or any turning of a page will hold fresh hopes. The Jewish New…
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Sealed

Gemar chatima tova literally means "a good final sealing." It is used on Rosh Hashanah to say, “May your name be inscribed in the Book of Life.” The Days of Awe, the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are the high holy days on the Jewish calendar. It is a time of repentance…
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Awesome

Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.  Psalm 33:8 We are in the Days of Awe, the ten high holy days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. During this time our Jewish friends engage in activities of prayer, repentance, charity and good will. They…
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Happy New Year!

Tonight starts the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah. The Jewish people have a civil new year and a religious new year. Which is why this new year celebration falls in the seventh month of their calendar. That's really not as strange as it sounds. As westerners, we have a calendar year starting in January -…
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