Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Rosh Hashanah 5784

Dip Your Apple In The Honey: It's Rosh Hashanah! And, as we begin a New Jewish Year, please remember - as Rabbi Adam Rosenbaum of Denver, CO; of Livingston, NJ; and now, once again, of Charleston, SC has taught us -

There is hope for the world.
There is hope for your life.

The way it is now is not the way it must be. 

Abq Jew warmly invites you to check out
this now-classic Rosh Hashanah hit from 5772:
Dip Your Apple!

No apples, pomegranates, babies, or smartphones
were harmed in the filming of this video.
Please don't feed babies honey.


Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Abq Jew knows (and knows you know), are special times for our Jewish hearts, minds, and souls.

The Ein Prat Fountainheads have - as always! - touched our hearts. Now, here is something that will touch our minds and souls.


For many years, you may recall, we New MexiJews had a Jewish Federation that spoke to us and for us. Now we don't. 

Therefore, Abq Jew has taken the responsibility to pass along this New Year message from the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire - his son's family's community. Hey - at least it's got New in its name.

Jewish Federation New Hampshire

Promoting Jewish continuity by enhancing and expanding
a connected and vibrant Jewish community
in New Hampshire, Israel, and around the world.

Allyson Guertin

Embracing the Jewish High Holidays:
A Season of Change and Community Unity
Allyson Guertin, JFNH Director

Fall in New England has always been my favorite season. As the leaves begin to change and the air becomes crisp, it’s the perfect time to welcome the Jewish High Holidays.

These important days serve as a reminder of the circle of life and the importance of coming together as a community to celebrate, reflect, and grow. The theme of change is woven into the very fabric of these holidays, just as the world around us transforms.

The High Holidays provide the perfect opportunity to come together as a community, reinforcing the bonds that unite us. During these important days, we gather in synagogues to pray, share meals with family and friends, and participate in acts of charity and kindness. The act of coming together strengthens our sense of belonging and reinforces the idea that we are not alone in our journey of growth and transformation. 

The changing of seasons in New Hampshire mirrors the transformation that takes place during the High Holidays. Just as nature undergoes metamorphosis, shedding the old to make way for the new, we too have the opportunity to shed our past wrongdoing and emerge renewed and rejuvenated.

As we prepare to observe the Jewish High Holidays with our New Hampshire community, take a moment to reflect on the ideas of compassion, empathy, and unity. Let us strive to be a source of support and strength for one another, recognizing that we are all interconnected as part of this beautiful circle of Jewish New Hampshire.

May the sweetness of the apples dipped in honey symbolize a year filled with blessings and a sweet future for all. Wishing you and your families a meaningful and joyous High Holiday season.

L'Shana Tova Tikatevu –
May you be inscribed for a good year!

Rosh Hashanah

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