Rosh Hashanah: apples, pomegranate, and shofar
Ego or soul? which one do we want to be governed by? The concept of God as King is actually a discussion of our own choice.
Rosh HaShanah, the new year is a day of choice; a day when we are given the possibility of choosing again. This is an amazing thought. For so many of us, the days go by and we seem to have drifted into habits of thought, feeling and even actions, which on closer examination we may not in fact espouse.
So what does this new choice consist of, and how do we choose?
Do we choose to come back into the mode of compassion or giving which will bring us back to union with the Creator? Of course we do. So what makes this choice so difficult/ or so hard to uphold?
to an article by Rabbi baruch Shalom Ashlag who ex[plains the choice and how to take th leapr of fiath towards the Creator who then takes the giant steps towards us. But the choice is ours and the day of choice, Rosh hashanah!
May all of us be blessed with a sweet New Year, Shanah Tovah! Yedidah
Other talks for Rosh Hashanah can be found here
The language of Rosh Hashanah is derived from the Kabbalah
The Shofar, the sound of compassion
Changing our outlook on Rosh HaShanah
Blessings, compassion and connection with God are the true associations with Rosh HaShanah. It isn’t generally appreciated the extent to which the language of the Kabbalah has penetrated our prayers and traditions. As we learn the true meanings of the symbols of the New Year, we understand more clearly the meaning of the festival.
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When we take a fresh look at the symbols associated with the Jewish New Year according to the Kabbalah, we find judgement turns into compassion and fear and guilt turn into confidence in ourselves and in the future. listen here http://www.nehorapress.com/115470/audio-on-festivals
So many people dread this time of the year. It tends to bring up images of an old man in the sky sitting in judgment. Of course we don’t believe in such things but still the anxiety persists. This false idea of the holidays is so prevlent especially amongst Jews of Ashkenazi origin , that I had a relook at the holidays from the perspective of the Kabbalah and found anxiety turned into confidence, dread into an eager-looking forward and the day of judgment turned into the day of compassion. Join me in these ten minute talks on this link http://www.nehorapress.com/115470/High-holidays