Happy Rosh Hashana!

HAPPY ROSH HA’SHANA!

Dear BZD Members and Friends,

When I was in my twenties, time seemed limitless. Now I measure time differently with two kids, a full-time job, animals, and a working husband. Then, in a blink of an eye, my day is over.

Rabbi Abraham Pam, cited in Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Haggadah, elaborates on Seforno’s interpretation of the verse containing the very first commandment to the Jewish people in the Torah, “החדש הזה לכם ראש חדשים,” “This month shall be for you the beginning of the months.” He explains that the difference between a slave and a free man lies in the control of time. A slave works until he is told to stop. A free person decides when to begin and end. Thus the first command given to the Israelites to take control over the calendar was an essential prelude to freedom. It taught us to learn to value time and make it holy. As is written in Psalms, “Teach us rightly to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
Toliau skaityti “Happy Rosh Hashana!”

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