The Jewish people use the High Holy Days as a time to ask God for forgiveness and to try to make their lives better. While the days may still be warm, the nights in September can be chilly. In his left hand he holds a scepter a symbol of power.
As Jews, we are told that on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, “it is written” and on Yom Kippur, the Day of Repentence, “it is sealed.” What is “it”? Our fate for the next year. Where is it written and sealed? In the proverbial Book of Life.
Both types of Muslims share the basic Islamic beliefs and articles of faith. The real difference is when they are asked where Islam originally stemmed from. After Muhammad the Prophet died, the Muslims were left in a dust of confusion about who would precede him. One group believed that the new Muslim leader should be elected from a pool of capable conservatives. As a result of this, one of Muhammad’s close friends was chosen and thus became the first caliph of the Muslim territory, Abu Bakr.
The High Holy Days would lose their meaning if the experience is not carried forward to the days ahead. It is how we live in the days after the Day of Atonement that gives significance to all the observances.
September 17th is Citizenship Day. Also known as Constitution Day, September 17th recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. Throw a party to celebrate national heritage, or have a dinner party in honor of friends who have recently become citizens.
So now everyone can enjoy the sweet taste of honey cake on Rosh Hashanah and all year round. Here’s the recipe. We use whole whet flour and no one is the wiser.
Since everything here is perishable, it must be sent over-night or second day air. They have items like Standing Rib Roast for $10.99/lb, Spring Chicken for $2.89/lb, Veal Cutlets $12.99 per lb and Sliced Nova Lox $9.99 / 8oz.
This rendition captures the heart of Chassidic philosophy. Responsibility for our actions and our future are dependent on man, not G-d. It is we who ultimately determine our fate.