Shana Tova to You

The traditional Hebrew greeting on Rosh Hashanah is שנה טובה shana tova [ʃaˈna toˈva] for ..... Shana Tova Umetukah is Hebrew for "A Good and Sweet Year."

Shana Tova to You

From: Naomi Ragen
This Rosh Hashana, I wish for myself, and for all of you:

That you will not only open your hearts and speak to God, but open your hearts and listen to Him speak to you.

That you will take all the pain and suffering that has been caused to you by others, and turn it into an experience that will strengthen your will never to treat any person the way you have been treated.

That you will find in your heart, emptied of rage, a reservoir of love for yourself and for others, and that you will use that love to make your own life, and the lives of those around you, better.

That you will open your doors to those who need a listening ear, a warm meal, a kind word.

That you will receive more than you give, and give as much as you can.

That you will have a year blessed with time to reflect, time to grow, time to enjoy every minute, every hour, every sunset, every wonderful book, play, movie, or song that comes your way.

That you will not waste your own time, or the time of others.

That you will celebrate happy milestones with loved ones.

That you will feel the good and healing presence of God in your lives, your homes, your country and the world.

Shana Tova to all who read these words, whether family, friends, readers, subscribers, or simply random people who read this post. I love you all, and wish you all the best year possible.
---Naomi Ragen

Personal Comment:
Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. It is celebrated on Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10. Many Reform synagogues only observe the first day. If you would like to learn more please go to:

Everything you need to know to celebrate the holiday.

Rosh Hashanah celebrates the Jewish new year. It takes place on the first and second days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. Rosh Hashanah also marks the beginning of the Ten Days of Repentance, which finish at the end of Yom Kippur.

• Read more about Rosh Hashanah from the time of the Bible to the time of the Temple.

• Read more about why Rosh Hashanah is also known as the Day of Judgment.

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