Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy New Year

The Jewish calendar says it's that time again. The start of another year, the 5772nd year starts tonight at sundown and runs till Friday night which would end at that point but because Friday night starts Shabbat, we get 3 days of holiday time. No e-readers or internet, just paper and print.

We then get 2 more 3 day holidays this year in 2 weeks when the holiday of Sukkot starts and ends 8 days later.

Those of our clients who have problems during this time know I am unavailable but our helpful staff will be on call for you.

There are 4 New Years in Judaism, from the 1st Mishna of the Tractate of Rosh Hashana, . They do not all start on the 1st of the month. You can read more about all of this at the linked location.

The trees have their own New year and it starts on the 15th of Shevat.

Why mention this? Because although one would presume they would all be the1st, they are not. A perspective here is trees predate man, per Genesis, and therefore have a different time frame they march along.

And so it is with everyone on Earth. We all march to our own drumbeats but these points in the calendar have everyone stop and together as one pray, not just for themselves, but the world as a whole, for a good and prosperous year.

Crowdsourcing at it's best.

שנה טובה  Happy New Year