Sunday, September 1, 2013

L'Shana Tovah

Sharing Rosh Hashanah (Head of the Year), or Happy New Year, we celebrate, we pray, and we eat.

The #religious significance is #Torah; the personal significance is a personal journey through your own soul. We examine how we treat humankind. When we are born we start with a clean slate, but life progresses we say words, some act on actions, some think all kinds of thoughts, and our life develops, and along comes dilemmas. Example, It’s a sin to think about hurting yourself…

Do not forget yourself, you count, I count, we all count in the world, the Value of Life...

“Rosh Hashanah thus emphasizes the special relationship between Gd and humanity: our dependence upon Gd as our creator and sustainer, and Gd’s dependence upon us as the ones who make His presence known and felt in His world. “Each year on Rosh Hashanah, “all inhabitants of the world pass before Gd like a flock of sheep,” and it is decreed in the heavenly court “who shall live, and who shall die . . . who shall be impoverished, and who shall be enriched; who shall fall and who shall rise.” But this is also the day we proclaim Gd King of the Universe. The Kabbalists teach that the continued existence of the universe is dependent upon the renewal of the divine desire for a world when we accept Gd’s kingship each year on Rosh Hashanah” (Chabad, 2013).

In the image you see a bee , I chose the #Honey Bee, because we need our honey bee’s to bring balance to the Eco-system, so we can enjoy delicious fruit. #Apples are stung by bee’s, and bee’s make honey, see the circle. Part of our #holiday #rituals we dip apples in honey on Rosh Hashanah for a sweet year.

We eat apples, because they’re suppose to be the first fruit of fall, however with our world over heating, and with the use of GMO’s, the #apple harvests have advanced by a month, Value the Environment. 

As you dip the apple in honey we say the following prayer:

Ba-ruch a-tah Ado-nai E-lo-hei-nu me-lech ha-olam bore pri ha-etz.

Blessed are You, L-rd our Gd, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the tree.

To all my readers L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu,” “May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.

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