Friday, September 30, 2011

L' Shana Tovah!

Why, hello there! I'm so sorry that I have been absent this week. It's been a little bit nutso over here. Finally {finally!} got a draft of my thesis to my committee {I still need to do some work, but the major writing is OVAH!} and between that and babysitting some kiddos, I have had NO time to blog.

First thing's first:

{Source: Potomac Chapter of Hadassah via Pinterest}

If you don't read Hebrew, its says "L'Shana tovah, tiketevu," or "may you be inscribed for a good year."

Today is the second day of Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year. Welcome to 5772, y'all! It's one of my favorite holidays {they're all my favorite holidays!} because its such a happy time. We eat sweet things {like apples and honey, or special sweet challah} for a sweet year,

{Source: Williams Sonoma via Pinterest}

{Source: Diana's Desserts via Pinterest}

and blow the shofar!
{Source: Shofar Store via Pinterest}

Later there will be praying for forgiveness and righting of sins during the Days of Awe leading up to Yom Kippur and fasting. But for now, we celebrate. And, fun little fact: this is a long holiday for the Jewish world. Rosh Hashanah lasts for two days {but is discussed as only one - on very long day} and at sundown, when it ends, Shabbat begins.

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