Rosh Hashana

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Rosh Hashanah, beginning this evening at sundown is when all living things are judged, and is often referred to as the beginning of the Jewish New Year.

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It literally means “the head of the year”, and commemorates the anniversary of the creation of the world.

Jews examine their past deeds and asks for forgiveness for their sins.

It is celebrated with holiday greeting cards, special prayers, and sweet foods to ensure sweetness in the New Year. Of course, where’s there’s Jews, there’s food. Heh. girlay.gif Traditional foods sweetened with honey, apples and carrots are served.

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It is believed that on Rosh Hashanah the destiny of all mankind is recorded by G-d in the Book of Life.

So to all my Jewish friends:
“May you be inscribed in the Book of Life.”

TO ALL MY SWEET FRIENDS:

May ALL the kindness
you’ve given to others
return many times to you.

May love, HOPE and warmth
be in your heart’s possessing,
and may this New Year
bring you and yours
infinite blessings.

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26 Responses to “Rosh Hashana”

  1. Dr. David says:

    Let’s hope didn’t do anything to bad this year…or that you eat too much!

  2. Steve says:

    Shana Tova! Ketiva ve-chatima tovah…(See? I may be a Gentile, but I’m still a mensch! LOL!)

  3. innominatus says:

    I’ve always wanted to be with some Jews at one of the events like Rosh Hashana or Passover. The observances sound really powerful. Unfortunately, Jews are pretty scarce around here. And the ones that are around here aren’t very Jewish, if you know what I mean!

  4. Pasadena Closet Conservative says:

    Thanks for thinking of us on this very special day.

  5. Jude says:

    Beautiful sentiments and artwork Angel. You uplift on the New Year, as you do always. Thank you for that.

  6. Katie says:

    L’Shana Tova. May you be inscribed in the Book of Life.

  7. LomaAlta says:

    Nice post Angel, thanks.

  8. joe says:

    ….sweet foods to ensure sweetness in the New Year….

    I’m not Jewish, but I AM down with that Angel!!

  9. blackandgoldfan says:

    Wonderful post, hon! May Jews everywhere have a blessed Rosh Hashana.

  10. Dinah Lord says:

    Blessings to all our Jewish friends for the coming year. You too, Angel!

  11. Kevin says:

    Shabbat Shalom and Happy Rosh Hashana! I think the Jews are on to something here. You only have to atone one day a year. That’s smart thinkin’ :) When I was a Catholic we had to do it every other weekend.

  12. Karen Howes says:

    L’shana tovah, Angel. I’m not Jewish, but my grandfather was, and I have Jewish relatives.

  13. amboy says:

    Those apples and honey sure look good, have a great day Angel :)

  14. radar says:

    Shalom, Angel!

    Pam told me I was a mensch, so I guess that is a good thing, eh?

    Keep fighting the good fight!

    Kimbal

  15. Seane-Anna says:

    So that’s what Rosh Hoshana is about. Celebrating the creation of the world, reflecting on the way you lived your life during the past year, and seeking forgiveness from Almighty God. How spiritual; how moving. I will have to pay closer attention when it comes around next year.

  16. Brooke says:

    Happy New Year, Angel!

  17. Nickie Goomba says:

    Thanks for including us in this celebration.

  18. left coast rebel says:

    I am as gentile as they come but glad that I am your friend, may the New Year bring you many blessings………

  19. MK says:

    Thanks for letting us know Angel. Happy New Year to our Jewish allies.

  20. RaDena says:

    Wonderful post! What a difference between Judaism and Islam.

    Sorry to be so absent, Angel… but I’ve been absent. Just got back this morning.

  21. Debbie says:

    Where does the time go Angel?

  22. Reese says:

    God bless the Jews and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

  23. Opus #6 says:

    L’ Shana Tova!

  24. cube says:

    From your keyboard to God’s ear. May He keep us safe.

  25. Bunni says:

    Belated Happy New Year Angel! I hope it’s your best year YET!
    God Bless and all good things this year and always.

  26. bernie says:

    Islam does everything it can to keep Muslims from leaving Islam even at the pain of death. Judaism says to Jews, “You wanna leave? Leave!”

    If someone says to a rabbi that he wants to be Jewish, the rabbi says, “Ahhhh, don’t become a Jew, it’s such a big headache”

    If someone says to an Imam that he wants to be Muslim, the Imam makes him say the magic words three times and poof, he’s a Muslim.

    So here’s the deal:

    Becoming Muslim is quite simple. Leaving is quite difficult.

    Becoming Jewish is quite difficult. Leaving is quite simple.

    Which one sounds like a pedophile offering candy to a child?

    Happy New Year, Angel.