Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Book of Good Life

While "Palestinian" children are raised with hatred, and to wish for death, Jewish children are taught to value not only their own lives, but the lives of others. 

On Rosh Hashanah, “all inhabitants of the world pass before G-d like a flock of sheep, and it is decreed in the heavenly court~who shall live, and who shall die~who shall be impoverished, and who shall be enriched; who shall fall and who shall rise.” During this last week before the New Year, Ashkenazim say Selichot prayers in preparation for the judgment, while Sephardim have begun weeks earlier. We are taught that  during our prayers, we should not "ask for ourselves", rather, we should pray together as a community and "ask for others"

My prayers for Rosh Hashanah is that people everywhere try to put their differences aside and learn to accept each other, whether religious, traditional or atheist, as we are all one to the Creator. To all my friends I send my prayers that you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a Sweet, Healthy, Happy  New Year.

"L'Shana Tova Tekatev v'Techatem"

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