L’Shanah Tovah — “For a good year” — Happy New Year!!!

Once again, Rosh Hashanah, רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה, a time for retrospection and introspection, a time for renewed beginnings, a time of casting off sins, and a time to seek forgiveness from G-d and from our fellow human beings, is upon us. This year, Rosh Hashanah, begins on the Gregorian calendar at sunset on September 24.

In Hebrew, the greeting for Rosh Hashanah is שָׁנָה טוֹבָה “Shanah Tovah”, meaning in English “(have a) good year.”
In Yiddish the greeting is אַ גוט יאָר “a gut yor” which translated into English means “a good year” or אַ גוט געבענטשט יאָר “a gut gebentsht yor” meaning “a good blessed year” in English.

For a whole lot of interesting, educational, informative, and inspiring web pages about Rosh Hashanah, go on over to explore Rosh Hashanah on Aish.com.

I found this YouTube video Just too Good to Be True–Rosh Hashanah, a parody of Frankie Valli’s Can’t Take My Eyes Off You about Rosh Hashanah to be highly entertaining. I hope you like it!


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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2 Responses to L’Shanah Tovah — “For a good year” — Happy New Year!!!

  1. cwmartin13 says:

    That was pretty good! I was worried I might be hearing the song done by an all-shofar band at first, but it was worth the watch. Especially the celebrity picks (Charleton Heston in particular). And not to mention an attitude that we would do well to have on secular New Year. Enjoy!


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