Monday, September 29, 2008

L'Shana Tovah!


Apples and honey symbolize the sweetness we hope ushers in the upcoming year...

Happy Rosh Hashanah/Yom Teruah, from our home to yours!!!



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.

8 comments:

Carolyn said...

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! You have been through a lot in the past 12 months; I hope the next year holds many blessings for you!

plantainpatch said...

Happy New Year!

Your meal looks so special. Last night I made my first brisket. I am in love. The challah looks sooo good. It would make me sick, unfortunately, so I won't ask you to share. Thank you for a peek. Rosh Hashanah isn't a holiday I know much about and enjoyed learning more.

Robbyn said...

Carolyn, thanks :)

Nola, I hope the same for your family!

Plantain, ahhhhh, brisket! Can you believe I've never made one in my life?? I shouldn't be eating much bread, either, and the challah was store-bought (though I do have a great recipe, it's time-intensive). Since I was not raised in this faith and only a few years ago began this leg of the journey, I'm still learning more each year. Maybe that helps me appreciate building family traditions and not take them for granted? Hope so!

A Texan Living in Tennessee said...

Your blog seems interesting, but it's hard to read with white, orange or yellow text on a green background.

Robbyn said...

Texan in TN, is this better? I made the text larger...is it easier to read now?

Granny Sue said...

happy new year, Robbyn. Your meal looks lovely and so peacful. I hope the year ahead brings you all good things.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful sentiment, beautiful little girl singing a wonderful song.
Happy New Year to your family, Robbyn.