Happy New Year

September 29, 2008 at 10:07 pm Leave a comment

All of a sudden it’s Rosh Hashanah. I’ve had so many other things going on lately that I didn’t have time to plan for the new year. It’s crazy how time flies.  It was hard today because we didn’t have plans for tonight but I just stayed home and cooked some things for tomorrow.  Tomorrow Max is going to a third grade service while I go to the adult service in the morning. Then we are all going to the family service and then having dinner here.

There is this really interesting thing that happens on Rosh Hashanah called Tashlich, which is throwing your sins into the river. Rosh Hashanah is about the new year and admitting your sins and Yom Kippur is about atoning for them.

My sins for the last year have been not loving my family unconditionally at all times, yelling at the boys (Matt included), getting frustrated for little things, judging others, gossiping, complaining about things (one of my favorite things to do), cursing, not spending enough time with the boys…. there might be more but right now those are the things I am coming up with. Tashlich is this nice ceremony where you go to a body of water and throw something ceremoniously into the water (such as a bread crumb) for each sin you are atoning for. We don’t have a big body of water to walk to from here and last year the stream we went to down the street was so crowded and so loud I couldn’t hear the service and I got very frustrated!  People were letting their kids ride their bikes, run around, and scream and so we just walked back to the house. I am not sure if we will go this year so we will have to figure out another way to “throw” away our sins.

L’Shanah Tovah and Happy New Year. Here’s to a sweet new year.


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