And remember, as you do, that you are following a tradition which was followed by the Lord Jesus Christ, himself. After the fish is placed on the table, the common prayer asking that the family be more like leaders than followers is made.
Amongst the more popular themes found on Rosh Hashanah cards is the wish that the recipient be inscribed in the Book of Life. This idea stems from the tradition that Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, marks the creation of the world. As such, it is a time of judgment when all men must stand before the Almighty and face a reckoning of their deeds from the past year.
The U.S. should have nothing to do with the Iraq War. Our government knows nothing about the internal functioning of their culture and Islam as a way of life and being is unfathomable to Christian Americans. No matter who you put into power as president in Iraq today, it will always be contested because the leader will always be biased towards their sect (Sunni or Shiite) and one or the other will always end up being discriminated.
As such, the shofar is not sounded on Shabbat. Even if Rosh Hashanah, which requires the mitzvah of sounding the shofar, falls on Shabbat, the special horn is not blown. While the practice seems Rabbinical in nature, it may relate to the prohibition against labor during the Shabbat.
Spring is the second most popular, followed by fall and winter. Only about thirteen percent of weddings are held in the winter, even with Valentine’s Day! The reason for this is simple. As wedding costs continue to increase, more and more couples are planning casual, outdoor affairs. And you simply can’t do that in the dead of winter. We must also consider that teachers and other trained professionals have vacation time in the summer.
Lee Avenue in Williamsburg is not just for the immediate neighborhood; Jews from all over Brooklyn come to Lee Avenue to find all the Kosher delights and other items for meals and services. Lee Avenue has actually expanded as the “growing Hasidic community in South Williamsburg” has all but demanded the growth.
While I do believe that God has a hand in our destiny, I also believe that we were given free choice about how – and possibly when – we create that destiny. In other words, I believe that the choices we make get us to that destiny. I also believe we are cocreators of our lives, the combination of our thoughts, feelings and actions manifesting the things we experience day to day. That said, we are all cocreating, and sometimes – maybe more often than we would like – our manifestations collide creating a fair amount of chaos. In any case, we constantly experience a combination of destiny or fate and conscious or subconscious creation and cocreation.
“Take this pen and decide for yourself. Inscribe your name in whichever book you see fit. You are the judge and you are the one who will determine your future”.
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