Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Shana Tovah

This evening at sundown is the start of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. It is also the beginning of the High Holy Days for Jewish people, 10 days of reflection and penitence. It is the start of the year 5177, a year that is shaping up to be interesting to say the least.

I would like to take a moment to wish everyone Shana Tovah. May the coming year be happy, healthy, prosperous and sweet for you.


gagy said...

The diversity of religious believes and traditions can be so wonderful, if, and only if, one is willing to listen, respect and learn something (from out of one's own box).
Happy "new year" to you.

Unknown said...

I don't agree with your "if and only if". That sounds suspiciously like someone who doesn't want to listen to those whose beliefs are very strong. Respect is earned. It is never automatic. Listening is always good but should never be forced or coerced. Learning? Jewish people prize learning and education but hat doesn't mean that all others have something worth teaching. Your suggestion would have been wholly welcome if not for the "if and only if" part.

Also why the quotes around "new year". On the Jewish calendar tonight is most definitely 1 Tishrei, the first day of the first month of the calendar. Where is the doubt?