Before I dive into today’s post, I want to invite you to check out a special post this Saturday (10/1/2016)! Please don’t miss it! Now back to our regularly scheduled program….
Depending upon which Jewish calendar you go by (this one or this one, for example) Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on either October 2 or 3. (The difference comes in how you interpret the Hebrew calendar…which is a topic for a different time!)
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, where everything is made new! It is a joyous celebration, usually with costumes, and kicks off the fall season of feasts, festivals and celebrations. According to Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashanah was the day God created Adam and Eve.
The Jews have a zest for life that is not found anywhere else in the world. They love to live life to the fullest, and they have often risen from destruction and devastation to do so. Though I agree in principle with the young man in the video, he stops just short of declaring God to be the One who orchestrates life. With that as the foundation, enjoy this short video giving you a glimpse of the Jewish outlook on life. (PS: You can skip the 30-second “commercial” by Alan Dershowitz at the end!)