Apples and honey symbolize the sweetness we hope ushers in the upcoming year...
It's the Jewish New Year, and time for celebrating, honoring, contemplating, reflecting, accounting for our actions and attitudes, petitioning, and making right any procrastinated amends.
Usually, we'd have a round challah, to symbolize the cycling of the months beginning again...
The shofar here has been sounded, as are ones all around the world, for joy in our King, sorrow for wrongdoing, and as a wake up call to examine our lives, purposes, and actions with clarity.
We had a wonderful dinner with family tonight, which marked entry into this time that will ultimately culminate at Yom Kippur.
This video made us smile :)
Each year we learn a bit better how we want to preserve and observe these important appointed times. Each year we miss out on a few things and add something meaningful...we learn and we look forward to each holiday a little more as the months progress.
Ah, and now for a rest...another great part of this time together! Another year has passed, another has begun :)
We are so grateful to the Almighty for ALL His blessings and patience towards us this year, and pray for His continued mercies and guidance in the days to come.