Happy New Year! It’s the year 5,773…if you’re Jewish, that is.
I saw the funniest clip this weekend of a Rabbi practicing blowing a ram’s horn (known as the SHOFAR). What was so hilarious was this. As he was preparing for Rosh Hashana (which began Sunday evening), unbeknownst to him, a black labrador retriever was standing behind him. Every time the man blew into the Shofar, the dog would throw his head back, nose in the air and happily howl along. It was truly the funniest thing to watch. No matter how hard the man tried to get the canine to quit, the unintentional duet continued.
If you haven’t heard of Rosh Hashanah, it is the Jewish New Year. It will be celebrated from sundown this past Sunday to sundown this Tuesday.
Ten days after this celebration, there will be the highest holy day known as Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) is probably the most important holiday of the Jewish year. Jewish folks who don’t usually observe any other Jewish custom will stay home from work, fast and/or attend synagogue services on this day. (Leviticus 23:26)
And now you know. Something to generate some interesting conversation perhaps this week.
Just my thoughts,