Thursday, September 17, 2009

Judgement Day

The day dawns fresh and new. Men with their little children hurrying down the avenues and alleyways to shuls and synagogues. Hashem renews and resets the universe every year on this day. Everyone has a chance for a new beginning. The proverbial clean slate.
If you think about it seems strange that a day like this should be Judgement Day.

Wouldn't it make more sense for Judgement Day to be at the end of the old year? To seal the old year with Judgement and then to start anew?

Here we see the mercy of God...
Hashem waits to judge us on the old until he sees what are we going to do with a new beginning.
Like a child who did terribly on his finals and his teacher says..ok heres a new test let's see how hard you work
So..that's why Rosh Hashana is Judgement Day.
A fresh and clean slate...nothing holding us back. Nothing tying us to past actions... He makes it easy to want to be good and correct the misdeeds of the old and in that spirit he allows the present to color the past and merit a good year.

Let's all strive to better...and look forward to a sweet, healthy and prosperous year.




Blogger grinfish said...


September 17, 2009 9:45 PM  
Blogger Rivka said...

Amein! And Shana Tova to you!

September 18, 2009 11:54 AM  

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