What’s better than having two opportunities each year to think about what’s happened and correct the course for the months to come. I’m lucky that way.
But what I love most about Rosh Hashanah — beyond the too-rare chance to stop and reflect — are the rituals so central to our family’s Rosh Hashanah story: Coming together, remembering last year and those before and eating the foods we’ve always celebrated with (a round challah to symbolize the head of the year, apples and honey for a sweet year and all the typical Jewish treats from chicken soup and gefilte fish to that good old Manischewitz).
We’ll be celebrating with a crowd of 20 friends and family members tonight, enjoying all and looking forward to the year to come. Beginning with an easy clean up since we’re using paper plates (eco-friendly, of course)!
Ironically, in ancient times Rosh Hashanah marked the beginning of the economic year as well. Couldn’t be a more auspicious time to get healthy that way too, if there’s any way we can.
L’shana tova! To a sweet, healthy and peaceful year, for you, your family, your organization and the world.