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Rosh Hashanah 5766

The Jewish New Year -- Rosh Hashanah -- begins at sunset tonight and ends at nightfall on Wednesday

At the beginning of this High Holiday season, I will slice an apple and dip it into honey ... a Jewish tradition observed as we ask that God grant us a sweet new year.

Below is the transliteration for the blessing accompanying this gesture of hope and gratitude:

Barukh atah Adonai, Elohaynu, melekh ha-olam
Blessed are you, Lord, our God, king of the universe

Borei p’riy ha-eitz. (Amein)
who creates the fruit of the tree. (Amen)

Y'hee ratzon mee-l'fanekha, Adonai Elohaynu v'elohey avoteynu
May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our ancestors

Sh'tichadeish aleinu shanah tovah um'tuqah.
that you renew for us a good and sweet year.

L' Shanah Tovah!


Blogger still life said...

M, have a wonderful Rosh Hashanah and God grant us all a sweet new year.

3:35 PM

Blogger actonbell said...

Happy New Year:)

3:53 PM

Blogger Kyahgirl said...

I hope its ok for a non Jew to offer you L' Shanah Tovah?

All the best for a healthy, productive and meaningful new Year sweetie.

ichyo-couldn't resist this one-a sneeze of course!

4:04 PM

Blogger Fred said...

Happy New Year!

4:06 PM

Blogger Bela said...

L' Shanah Tovah to all! Thanks for the lovely post, M. :-)

5:48 PM

Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

I read this earlier, and then when I tried to comment, blogger gave me some bogus message. Anyway, you made me hungry for apples, so I baked two for us. They were yummy.

Happy New Year!

6:41 PM

Blogger Jonniker said...

L'Shanah Tovah, M! May the coming year be blessed, warm and wonderful. xo

7:11 PM

Blogger ParisLondres said...

Happy New Year dear M! :)


4:47 AM

Anonymous janey said...

A very sweet new year to come.

5:22 PM


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