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Monthly Archives: September 2015

For those who are not familiar with this holy day … “Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה‎, literally “head of the year”) is the Jewish New Year. The Biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah (Hebrew: יוֹם תְּרוּעָה‎, literally “day [of] shouting/raising a noise”) or the Feast of Trumpets. It is the first of the High Holy Days or יָמִים נוֹרָאִים Yamim Nora’im (“Days of Awe”) which usually occur in the early… Read More

O God! O God! that it were possible To undo things done; to call back yesterday That Time could turn up his swift sandy glass, To untell the days, and to redeem these hours. — Thomas Heywood (1574?-1641), A Woman Killed with Kindness (Act 4, Sc. 6) Photograph courtesy of Wally Goetz under CC BY 2.0 license.

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