IMPORTANT MESSAGE: From The Jews To The Gentiles About The High Holidays

By Jeff Dunetz

September 6, 2018 at 10:26 am

Well,, folks, it's that September time of the year again and beginning Sunday night with Rosh Hashanah (translated as Head of the Year) through Yom Kippur and Sukkot, there are seven days we cannot work in a twenty-two day period.

Along with being the celebration of the Jewish New Year and the creation of the world by God, Rosh Hashanah begins the Yamim Noraim, the ten days of awe (that's awe as in being God's presence, not awwwww as in what you say when seeing an ugly baby but you don't want to insult the infant's grandparents who are showing you pictures while you are trying to pray during the High Holiday services). The ten days between the first day of Rosh Hashanah ending with the final blowing of the Shofar ending Yom Kippur is a time for serious introspection, a time to consider the sins of the previous year and atone for our wrongs.

Some of us will be flying down to Florida to celebrate this solemn time in God's waiting room (Boca Raton) with Family (in New York State the law is that all Jews have to move to Florida once they hit 65 years old). Others in "our tribe" will be away from our computers for two and a half days Sunday night, Monday and Tuesday (and then back on Tuesday after sunset).

Now we've built a nice little internet here, so please behave yourselves while we are gone.  Remember, we're not asking--we're telling.  A few rules to consider:

Why do you have to do these things? Because I said so!

Thank you for understanding.

Love and remember to eat,