Tuesday, October 04, 2005

L'shana Tova! Happy New Year!

The 10-day period of the High Holy Days begins and ends with the two most important holidays of the Jewish faith - Rosh Hashana, the "New Year," and Yom Kippur, the "Day of Atonement."

Rosh Hashana began at sundown yesterday. The new year on the Jewish calendar will be 5766.

The period between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur provides time for Jews to resolve conflicts with others before Yom Kippur, when they are expected to repent for sins against God.

The Hebrew holiday greeting, "L'shannah tovah tikatevu," or "May you be written down for a good year," has a universal message.

We wish all our Jewish friends and neighbors a sweet new year.

To learn more about the Jewish High Holy Days and stamps, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM