L’shanah Tovah!

It’s Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  Unlike the western new year celebration, the Hebrew new year is somewhat more solemn, although both feature (at least a little) introspection and resolutions for living a better life in the coming year. Rosh Hashanah means “the head (or first) of the year.” It’s a traditional term, not found in scripture. The actual day, instituted in Leviticus 23:24-25, is Yom Ha-Zikkaron (the day of remembrance) or Yom Teruah (the day of the sounding of the shofar). Continue Reading →