In a couple hours, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New year, will be upon us. Here's a couple items to get you in the mood, or if you're not observing the holiday, to learn more:
- Something light: This is a collection of fun stories that are definitely worth a read.
- Something heavy: OK, this isn't that heavy, but still. Rosh Hashanah starts the 10 day stretch when Jews are supposed to take a step back, examine their behavior, and improve themselves (well, technically, they are supposed to do this all year long - but this is the focus for the next 10 days). Here's an intereesting article on how to go about changing your life. This is a useful article for anyone who has an interest in dropping a bad habit, or picking up a new good habit.
A great resource to check out, if you're interested in learning more about the holiday, is Ohr Somyach's - Ask the Rabbi. It's entertaining, interesting, and educational stuff.
Happy New Year to everyone - L'shanah tovah umetukah - May you havae a good and sweet year!