Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Shana Tova! So many ways to say it!

Happy New Year 5770 
לשנה טובה תכתבו ותחתמו תש"ע

Friday afternoon as sun begins to set Jews all over th world will be ushering in Rosh Hashana, the beginning of the Jewish new year 5770. For two days we celebrate our commitment to God as creator and king of the universe and contemplate our place in the world. These are ther first two days of the ten days of repentance. The kick-off conference, so to speak. Although we don't recount our sins on Rosh Hashana, we do blow the Shofar in order to 'wake us up' and get us thinking about our deeds, repent and remember God's place in our lives. Although the ritual blowing of the shofar has strict rules I found an interesting modern 'take' on the shofar and I'm sharing it here.

And here's a clip combining the new with the old! Enjoy!


muse said...

I LOVE that banner!!
40 years of adventures together!
Shannah tovah and everything wonderful!

Risa said...

Thanks! My head knows it's 40 years but my heart doesn't feel that old!

Anonymous said...

i'll see your 40 and raise you 18

Frugal Dougal said...

Happy new year!

Art Finkle said...

We have a teachable moment (if fleeting) to tell the story of Shofar. Its influence on prayer and its historical antecedents going back to the Temple sacrifices.

For full explanation, go to

Shofar Sounders WebPage

Shofar WebPage

Chusid (California) and Finkle (Northeast) Shofar Page

Melissa said...

May you have a happy and sweet New Year!


muse said...

May I be forgiven for Tagging you.

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