Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wishing You Sweetness and Peace


FROM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES:

Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest holidays in the Jewish religion. The two-day holiday begins at sundown and celebrates the Jewish New Year. During the celebration, Jewish people take the time to appreciate and accept God as their king.
The Jewish calendar, which runs on the lunar cycle, determines the date of the holiday each year. The celebration begins at sundown and the following day marks the first full day of the celebration. Jewish calendar dates end at nightfall, which means this year's Rosh Hashanah celebration will begin at sundown on Oct. 2 and end at nightfall on Oct. 4.
In Hebrew, "Rosh Hashanah" means “Head of the Year” and it's also known as the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the day that God completed the creation of the world and highlights the relationship between God and humanity.
While Conservative and Orthodox Jews observe the holiday over the course of two days, most Reform Jews celebrate Rosh Hashana for one day.
An important tradition during this holiday is Tashlich, which calls for Jews to go find a body of water, be it the ocean, river or stream, and cast away their sins. This is done symbolically by throwing bread into the water and the act allows people to reflect and correct themselves so they can focus on a new year.
At home, families gather for dinner prior to attending service the night of the holiday. They recite blessings over candles and wine. Families also indulge in challah bread or apples dipped in honey.


This year it is extra special that the

 FIRST FULL DAY of
 Rosh Hashanah coincides with:

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”


May peace be around you and inside of you.

33 comments:

  1. Peace be with you, and Happy New Year!

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  2. "Let there be peace on earth
    And let it begin with me."
    It's easy to feel hopeless about the state of the world, but Dr Jane is right. We can at least be kinder to each other.
    Happy New Year!
    xxoo
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

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  3. Wishing you peace and love dear friends!

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  4. Happy New Year! I love the picture of Cody.

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    1. Thank you so much!! Me too, that's why I have been using it the past few years, thank you!!

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  5. Happy New Year! Thanks for telling us about Rosh Hashanah.

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  6. Have a sweet and peaceful new year!

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  7. Lovely post. Happy New Year!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  8. Oh, Caren, thank you so much for this reminder that Rosh Hashanah is one of the most important days of our calendar. And I love so much what you do and write about and that you are a SUPERSTAR along with being a supawstar in our book. Love, Loulou
    How's the cooking going?

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    1. Hi Loulou and Suzanne! You are welcome and THANK YOU so much!!! As for the cooking...I spent almost all of September sick with kidney stones....our weather is back to being hot...that translates to it won't be til October or November where I will try anything from the book....but....I WILL!! xxoxoxo

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  9. We wish you PEACE on this special day of Rosh Hashanah and EVERY other day of the year.......

    Love and Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

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  10. What a lovely image. Happy New Year, dear friends!

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  11. Caren, shana tova and may purrs of peace surround you xoxo

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  12. Wishing all of YOU peace. That's certainly something this world needs more of, has always needed more of. Sending purrs and hugs.

    N & D

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  13. Have a purrfect sweet and peaceful holiday. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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  14. I didn't know about International Peace Day. This is lovely. Happy New Year and wish everyone peace. This world could use peace and civility especially with all the conflict, strife and natural disasters happening. Peace,love and light!

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  15. Happy New Year and Peace Day! So wonderful they are the same day!
    With Love and Purrs
    Barb and Marv

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  16. Happy New Year! Thank you for this post.

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  17. Happy New Year Caren and family and Happy Peace Day. xxx

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  18. Shanah Tovah Umetukah to you and your family Caren ♥♥♥♥♥

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  19. We shall paws and think about an everlasting peace. Indeed, a peaceful, pawsitive Rosh Hashanah.

    Penny ❤🐶

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  20. Shana tova, dear friends. Wishing you a sweet, healthy, happy and prosperous new year!

    Thank you for your kind comments and purrs about our sweet angel Zoe's passing. And for the lovely e-card. We were so touched by your kindness, and are so, so grateful for you. Love and hugs.

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    1. thank you so much ((((hugs)))) we love you and always will xoxoxoxo We are always here if you need us!

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  21. Regardless of religious belief, we can all use some self-reflection, casting off of bad deeds, and new beginnings.

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  22. We send you our warmest wishes for a Rosh Hashanah celebration filled with family, good food and friends.
    Hugs madi and mom

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  23. Wishing you peace too :) Have a great weekend :)

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  24. Happy New Year to ya'll and much peace fur all. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  25. Happy New Year, Caren and Cody! That is such a sweet and beautiful graphic.

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  26. Happy New Year to you, and thanks for explaining us what is the meaning of Rosh Hashanah. Purrs

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  27. Peace be to you and yours! That would be Shalom, I think...

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