Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Shana Tova - Happy New Year

Shana Tova U'Metuka - A happy and sweet new year to all celebrating today.

Tonight starts Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year and one of the Jewish year's most important holidays. As we do for all three of the big holidays, Rosh Hashana, Passover and Thanksgiving (that last one obviously big only for us, not for the rest of the country), we will be celebrating with two other families, both very old and dear friends who have truly become our surrogate family here in Israel.

We will be minus one tonight though when we sit down at the holiday table. My dear friend B has just received word that her father is extremely ill and is flying back to Australia right now to be with him. Please spare a thought for her, that she makes it all the way home in time.

Spare too a thought for Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, whose families have been waiting so very long without even a small sign of life from their kidnapped sons.

May this year bring only good things to all.


PS I would have put up the cute picture of my kids and sweet New Year's greeting (Israel's answer to Christmas cards), but again this year I didn't have the chance to make one. Story of my life. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and a new year full of peace and joy anyway.


Jen said...

Happy Rosh Hashana! (Geeze, I hope I spelled that correctly). Have a great one!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!
Karen from NY (tkh823)

Space Mom said...

L'shana tova to your family too!

We break out the apples and honey tonight.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

L'Shanah Tova, darling!! May you four be inscribed for a wonderful year and may the next ten days be full of introspection and all that other jazz.

I'll be thinking of you and my other Jewish blogger friends when I make it to services tomorrow.

Pieces of Me said...

Happy New Year to you my friend from Pittsburgh! May you experience only joy and happiness.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year. I'll keep you friends in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen said...

Happy New Year to you and your family and my prayers that you and all your loved ones will be united around the table soon.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you! Funny that today your new year feast coincides with the other world's fasting month!

Anonymous said...

L'Shana Tova to you and yours.
May it be a sweet new year indeed!

Jen said...

Peace, joy, and a blessed New Year to you, my friend.