9/24/14

ראש השנה . . .

Happy 5775.

I'm being a good Jew and observing the New Year by shutting down my life and just reflecting and thinking and appreciating and wondering.

That means no electricity, no written word, and no combination of the two. I'll be hanging out, reading my machzor and blowing my shofar (which is not a dirty act or a euphemism, for the record) between now and sundown on Friday (which is Shabbat anyway so . . . ). Yes. I know most Reform Jews only observe the first day. I didn't go weak-sauce on my Lenten Sacrifices as a Catholic so I'm not phoning in my High Holy Days as a Jew.

Yes. I know I JUST came back to blogging. Yes. I KNOW that ALL these posts are scheduled forever in advance (including the one that will populate tomorrow). Boo-hoo!

ONE note - we have Tashlich at 5 PM CT at the Great Plains Nature Center. While Rabbi will be there and we do have some prayers it a beautiful ceremony of letting go of sins, frustrations, anger, resentments, etc. and it is not something you have to be Jewish to participate in. Just bring your own bread to toss, please.

Anywho - L'shanah tovah tikatev v'taihatem/taihtemi ("May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.") and note that I'll be back (again) on Sunday.