Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Have a Wonderful, Healthy, Enjoyable, Successful and Joyful Year 5774.

Only in Israel-

  • I love the fact that Israeli public transportation, the Egged Bus Line, programs בברכת שנה טובה B'birchat Shanah Tovah, With Blessing for a Good Year on its buses, inside and out.

  • Schools started the year extra early in order to give the kids lessons about the Chaggim Holidays before Rosh Hashannah.
I haven't yet made this year's "fruit head," but this should give you an idea of how cute they can be.  Not only do they symbolize "be a head not a tail," but they are intrinsically a blessing for good health and a strong sense of humor to all.

We must learn to make the best of what we have.  Of course we pray for prosperity, but as it is written in Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Fathers:
Ben Zoma says:
Who is rich?
The one who is appreciates what he has…
(Talmud—Avot 4:1)

Yes, we must always try to do better, but we shouldn't eat ourselves up  in frustration and anger if we don't achieve every dream. G-d gave us Free Will, but He retained Veto Power and can override all controls.

Blessings to All
Shannah  Tovah u'Mevorachat


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Mrs. S. said...

Ktivah v'chatimah tovah and shanah tovah u'metukah!

Batya said...

amen Mrs S to you,too