Wednesday, September 08, 2010

L'Shana Tovah!

Happy New Year! Celebrating 5,771 Years With The Same Management...

Tonight at sundown, the Jewish New Year kicks in, traditionally a time for reflection and spiritual self-examination, as it starts the Days of Awe that proceed through Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.

One of the traditions of the holiday is the blowing of a ram's horn, the shofar. It is designed to be a trumpet call that galvanizes Jews into a spiritual awakening.

One of the holiest places to blow the shofar on Rosh Hashona and Yom Kippur is at the kotel, the Western Wall. And there are still Jews alive who remember when that was a crime.

When the British ruled Israel,they did everything they could to deny the Jews a nation in spite of their pledged word and the League of nations mandate theyheld to create a Jewish state.

As part of that, they forbade Jews to sound the shofar or bring Torah scrolls to the Kotel under pain of arrest and imprisonment. And of course, after the Arabs took over the Old City, the Jews who lived there were forcibly expelled,their Holy shrines were desecrated and destroyed and the Kotel was used as a garbage dump.

Here's a wonderful video showing how the Jews dealt with the British and what happened at the Kotel when the Jews retook the Old City from the Arabs after 19 years of exile. It will make you smile:

Anyone who thinks the Jews are willingly going to give up Jerusalem again ought to seek psychiatric care.

My very best wishes for the coming year....may you be inscribed for a sweet and wonderful year.

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louielouie said...

happy new year to you ff.
i have a question.
this is a jooish celebration.
will there be food?

Freedom Fighter said...

Thanks Louie.

To answer your question, tons.

I hope you enjoyed the video...sometimes the world belongs to stubborn people.


louielouie said...

i disagree.

the world belongs to stubborn people.

Anonymous said...

Shana Tova V'Metuka!
ראש השנה שמח!

Anonymous said...

Happy Rosh Hashana ( correct orthography ? ) greetings to JP & everyone from dragon/dinosaur