A Rosh Hashanah Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

L'Shana Tova

To my family, all my Jewish friends and Jews all over the world – L’Shana Tova Happy New Year. Here’s wishing everyone a happy, healthy and sweet new year full of naches. (Yiddish-Naches – Joy: Gratification, especially from children.)

I am proud to be Jewish. I embrace the religion and I love the religious culture. The religion presents God in a way that makes human life holy and Love as God’s greatest gift to mankind. The religious culture, simply put, is literally delicious. Every holiday and celebration has special food that goes with it. There is something to be said about a religion that feels good and tastes good. And there is something to be said about a religion and a religious culture entering year 5781.

And then there is the added bonus that goes with celebrating two New Years

With an over 5000 year evolution,
Judaism is a dynamic institution.
Not overly dogmatic –
I find it pragmatic….
And we get two shots at a New Year’s resolution.

2 Comments to “A Rosh Hashanah Limerick”

  1. Its was a pleasure to be enlightened a little , not being of the religious type myself I felt my world got a little wider after reading this .

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