Wednesday, September 12, 2007


L'Shana Tovah!
Having landed in a Christian seminary after six years of teaching in an Orthodox Jewish school, I feel a bit bereft as I take note of Erev Rosh Hashana without the atmosphere of celebration to which I've become accustomed.

I will make a point of noting the significance of the evening when I reach my spiritual direction class tonight.

To a good year!


Carol said...

Thank you, GG. And while I know that you aren't praying for inscription in the Book of Life, I do hope that your spiritual year is a fulfilling one.

Presbyterian Gal said...

What a spectacularly well rounded and richly informed pastor you are going to be!! This is really cool.

Jan said...

Thank you for sharing this with us AND with your class tonight!

mompriest said...


I spent a year working for a Jewish Community Center when I was doing an internship for my MSW. I loved celebrating all the fall festivals with them. At that same time my daughter had a good friend who was Jewish, so she too was celebrating them. And one of my good friends and Bible study partners was a rabbi...

so, not in the same way, but in a similar way, I understand.

I hope you find some celebration for this night and the new year.