Rosh Hashanah Sunday- Wishing everyone a Shanah tovah

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    Ketivah v’chatima tovah!
    Rosh Hashanah starts this Sunday
    and around this time I like to teach a lesson about the holiday.

    Sometimes in life, there are situations that we would prefer not to deal with.
    Maybe it's a problem that we just can't come to terms with, or a habit which we can't seem to kick.
    It's tough to admit that we're less than perfect, that we need help.
    An ostrich buries its head in the sand and hides, the dog that knows he did wrong in relieving himself
    on your carpet whimpers behind the easy chair trying to hide from his master in shame.

    Why is it so difficult for us to admit what we do? Ego, fear, feelings of inadequacy?
    What drives us to hide and pretend it doesn't exist or worse displace blame?

    During this holiday celebrating the New Year we reflect on how to make our lives more 'whole' and 'complete' ('Shalem').
    We must use this reflection to remove that barrier and protective covering that we build around ourselves when we hide from
    our issues and therefore from addressing them and improving ourselves and our society around us.
    During Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, we involve ourselves in an introspective process to free ourselves of that avoidance nature
    and this self judgment and atonement process is called, in Hebrew, 'Teshuva'.
    A reflection returning us to reality. Taking our heads out of the sand, dropping our frail human ego,
    and taking us from our hiding from behind the couch to face our master.
     
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    That was one short year.

    Shana tova
     
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    Yes I had heard of this coming up, thanks for the update and well wishes. Same to you.
     
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    May di aynbrokh fun di vatikan tsoyiln di Mikdash!
     
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    Many blessings for you and yours

    Shana Tovah
     
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    A fresh start and a new beginning . May everyone have a blessed new year and shout out their thanks for know matter how you live or where you live or whatever your circumstances everyone is free to enjoy and partake of this gift called life. Shalom to all and Shana Tovah may all of you have a sweet year full of joy and happiness.
     
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    I am 7% jew according to Ancestry dot com and frown upon the GAY religion of Judaism in all its forms. And the fake ass Yiddish words. It is racist.
     
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    Love and blessings to you in this New Year.
     
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