Sunday, יום ראשון , October 2 Jews all over the world will celebrate The New Year – רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה. This year’s number is quite unique – 5777.
לב וְשִׁשָּׁה קָנִים, יֹצְאִים מִצִּדֶּיהָ: שְׁלֹשָׁה קְנֵי מְנֹרָה, מִצִּדָּהּ הָאֶחָד, וּשְׁלֹשָׁה קְנֵי מְנֹרָה, מִצִּדָּהּ הַשֵּׁנִי.
And there shall be six branches going out of the sides thereof: three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof
Six branches plus a middle one.
So, this year just have to be amazing!
I am not sure what’s the significance of 5776, but it wasn’t an easy year for me. I have lost the closest man I had in my life and ended the relationship I shouldn’t have started almost 4 years ago.
I am hoping this Rosh haShana will bring my family and friends calm, joy, health, and happiness. I am especially hopeful that my girls will find what they are looking for on their incredible paths to magic they are creating now with their work, love for people, and generosity. I am hoping my amazing mother will stay with us in good health for years to come.
And … I am hoping for peace. Sounds like the line from the movie about the beauty pageant – “world peace”. I know, I know. However, every day that I hear world news, I come back to this line – not so funny or pathetic anymore.
So, here’s to world peace and us trying to achieve it one by one in our own little worlds. Shana Tova!