Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Shana Tovah! The Jewish New Year!


The Jewish new year is today, and is called Rosh Hashanah. Make sure you get yourself a delicious piece of honey cake and eat it up! Call your family and friends and wish them a "shana tovah!" which is Hebrew for "Happy New Year." Or save that line for the normal calendar year, and say it in 2008 to you pals at the new years party.

In 10 days, we will be observing Yom Kippur, which is the day the Book of Life is closed and sealed for the previous year. It roughly translates to "Having to say you are sorry." However those that have repented for their sins are granted a good and happy New Year. It is along the same lines of Lent, but instead of 40 days of "fasting," the fasting is sundown to sundown. While Yom Kippur is devoted to fasting, the day before is devoted to eating.

Bagels and Lox Ahoy!