Shalom aleichem and L’shanah tovah

Today is the start of the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, and I had a chance to attend a service tonight with a good friend.  A great sermon which I will post here later spoke of new beginnings, taking care of life.  I learned a little about the Book of Life and Book of the Dead.  And even though I was totally lost I felt so included. Could not for the life of me even with the words in front of me keep up with the songs yet they felt so comfortable on my ears.

At the end of the service there was a Mourner’s Kaddish and I thought of my good friend Perry.  While he is no longer with us I keep him alive within me and all the great times we had.  If he had been with me or rather I’d would have been with him, he would have explained everything in detail to me.  And then tongue in cheek, explain why I would never really get it.  Miss you Perry!

Here are a couple of links for those of us that want to know but don’t quite know… Rosh Hashanah and Book of Life

One last thing, part of the service is the blowing of the Shofar and I had the privilege to have photographed Meira Warshauer’s music that she wrote for a Shofar. Fits nicely with today.

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