September 15, 2004

The Jewish New Year

Simon, at Simon World, has an outstanding post today about the Jewish New Year celebrations and observances which begin today, at sunset, and mark the commencement of the High Holidays. I highly recommend reading it, it's better than what I was going to post about it.

I would add one thought, though. Traditionally, this is the time when Islamic fundamentalists and other freaks most like to attack Israel and Jewish targets outside of Israel, or even start wars. So join me, please in, if not praying for their safety, at least sending good thoughts to those brave men and women who during this holy period stand guard at borders and places of worship and in Iraq. May they stand a boring and uneventful watch and may God protect them.

Posted by Random Penseur at September 15, 2004 08:02 AM

What a wonderful, thoughful idea. Thank you.

Posted by: Elizabeth at September 15, 2004 10:41 AM

Amen to that, RP.

Posted by: Simon at September 15, 2004 11:41 AM

Thanks for letting us share your holiday in a spiritual way. I now understand the increase in attacks these last 2 days in Iraq. I'll also pray for Jewish people everywhere, with Islamist, no where is safe.

Posted by: michele at September 16, 2004 12:48 AM
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