Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rosh Hashanah Begins the Year 5772

Rosh Hashanah the Jewish New Year is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim "Days of Awe" that is celebrated 10 days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first 2 days of Tishrei the 7th month of the Hebrew calendar & is described in the Torah as a day of sounding the Shofar. This is the year 5772 according to the Jewish calendar. We want to wish our Jewish LGBT community & their families a Happy New Year! :)
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Anonymous Rabbi Denise Eger said...

As we enter into the Jewish New Year of 5772 I am fascinated by the number of posts and status updates on facebook, linkedin and the like that are blanket apologies for behavior. New Year’s greetings abound. But I have been noticing this year more than last many folks resorting to blanket apologies. Let me say this is no substitute for the real thing. Part of the process of Teshuvah or repentance for sins committed in this past year has to do with actually facing those who were wronged. Not just a general statement. But a specific encounter with those who you hurt. So while the sentiments of a status updates reaches many and perhaps with the new format changes on Facebook the real time feed-even more, it is this rabbi’s opinion that these status apologies are no substitute for actually making teshuvah repentance to the individual harmed. While teshuvah repentance can’t always be done face to face. Sometimes a conversation by phone or even a letter may be the way a true apology can be made. Perhaps by direct message on twitter-however you would be limited to 140 characters. But blanket apologies do not suffice.


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September 29, 2011 at 11:52 AM  

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