The turkey is roasting, the sweet and sour red cabbage - done. All that's left is the dressing, mashed potatoes and baked acorn squash. Oh and the gravy.
Tonight's meal compliments of Rosh Hashana, Shabbat and a change in the weather - autumn time. Celebration time.
And there is much to celebrate. It's a new year. 5772 according to the Jewish calendar. Shana tova umetukah. A good and sweet year. New beginnings.
Well, let me back up a little. Actually Autumn came early this year. September 1st to be exact. All 6 pounds 7 ounces of her. Perfect. Tiny. Beautiful. And quite a surprise. You see her due date was September 23rd - the first day of fall. But G~d in His mercy and compassion saw to it that she was to be delivered safely. So you can see why it's a time of celebration.
Tonight Les will pronounce the blessing over the bread and the wine as well as spend some time in thanksgiving.
Bless ADONAI, my soul! Everything in me, bless His holy name! Bless ADONAI, my soul, and forget none of His benefits! He forgives all your offenses, He heals all your diseases, He redeems your life from the pit, He surrounds you with grace and compassion, He contents you with good as long as you live, so that your youth is renewed like an eagle's.~Psalm 103~