Sundown today marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days and the start of a new year. It is “the birthday of the world,” the day when all people pass before the Most High and their fate for the next year is determined. It starts a period of rejoicing and sweetness, but also of serious prayer and contemplation leading to Yom Kippur.
My all my Jewish readers have a new year a sweet as honey, and may your name be inscribed in the Book of Life.
Thus is explained the “Happy New Year” I heard while having dinner at the kosher deli/cafeteria last night.
Jealous– I still haven’t ever been to a kosher deli of any type. (Some “Jewish Style” ones, but it’s all decor.)
I’m not Jewish, but I taught at an Orthodox Jewish high school for two years back in my younger days. I can assure you that kosher food is quite tasty.
Huh, I’d forgotten that, thanks for the reminder.