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September 4, 2013 - 4:00 pm
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Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, comes as early as it can this year on September 5 (lasting two days). It always falls on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei, but since the Jewish and Gregorian calendars don’t match, Rosh Hashanah can also fall as late as October 5.

In any case, Rosh Hashanah (it literally means “head” or “beginning” of the year) comes with the onset of autumn or at least the dwindling of summer. It may seem an odd time for the year to begin; and Tishrei is, indeed, the seventh month of the Jewish year, not the first. The Jewish calendar, though, is marked by a certain defiance of nature: days begin at sundown, and the year begins when the natural year starts its decline.

Here in the Land of Israel, Rosh Hashanah is a time when the hot, bright blue of summer finally relents, permitting breezes and puffy white clouds. A time of apples and pomegranates, of kids going back to school, of stocktaking and renewal. The time when the shofar (ram’s horn) is blown in flat, eerie blasts in the synagogue, calling us to repent and get inscribed for another year in the Book of Life.

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Shana Tova everybody.
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the Jewish tradition is to celebrate life and do good in the here and now. i think that says it all.
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Good article, as usual, but that isn't an apple. Its a (very nice looking) pomegranate. Wish mine were ripe...
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With all due respect, isn't a more apt venue for Mr. Hornicks articles JWR?
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What is in any way incorrect about this insightful gent cluing us in on things we might not know of, and then seeing them, wish to know yet-even more ?
I for one welcome this interchange and wish that others of different faiths would do some 'splainin' themselves.
There is 'nothing like the real thing', now is-there.....?
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Why???
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Always enjoy your posts David. Thank you for giving of your time and effort.

May all of your days be peaceful and long.
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Thanks, and may your days prosper as well.
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