May You All be Written for a Good New Year

לשנה טובה תכתבו

Saturday, September 16, 2023 by DrJBHL | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

In the past I'd write a Happy Passover or Happy New Year message to all the WC'ers, Stardockians, Gamers...in short, everyone at Stardock and on its various sites.

I thought I'd renew the custom this year because 2023 was a tough year, with antisemitism on the rise, healthwise with a new Covid to deal with and because I felt remiss that I've let it lapse over the years. 

So, last night the Jewish New Year started on the first of the month of Tishrei (pronounced Tish-ray). Interestingly, the holiday is called the head of the year (Rosh - head and HaShana - the year). It's actually the day we start reading the Law (the Torah) again, and the beginning (appropriately) is Genesis (B'Reshit - In the beginning), so it's actually celebrating the creation of the universe and everything in it. In nine days we'll be having the Day of Atonement (for all the sins of the past year) - Yom HaKippurim, or Yom Kippur. By the way, days start the night before (in Genesis you see "It was the evening and the morning of the first day").

Fifty Hebrew years ago I heard the sirens, and left my then home in Ramat Aviv, not far from the medical school, and went to war. The Yom Kippur War. During the nine terrible days, between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, it's decided on high who is to live and who is to die. We therefore wish all those we meet that they may be inscribed in the Book of Life (Sefer HaHayim) and we wish them "Shana Tova umetukah" (A good, sweet New Year).

I was reading an online paper here about Hank Greenberg's Rosh Hashana's dilemma, to play or not on the holiday (he was raised in an Orthodox home and didn't play on Yom Kippur, but did on Rosh HaShana and the Tigers won 2-1 both Hank's homers). The article is linked above.

I also learned that the Detroit Free Press (Hank's home town team paper) was the first on that day to write a headline in Hebrew...the same blessing I give you all today...my wish for you all, especially my best bud on this site, coincidentally another Hank (Hankers). It wasn't a simple thing in those days what with Henry Ford's "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" and Father Coughlin and with Nazism on the rise in Germany and their followers in America.

So my friends, thanks for putting up with all the boring stuff above.

A good and sweet New Year to you all: Good health, happiness, wealth, a job if you need it, and love, because we all need that.

"לשנה טובה ומתוקה תכתבו"

Doc.

LightStar
Reply #1 Saturday, September 16, 2023 7:39 AM

Have an absolutely great New Year Doc! Hank is from Detroit huh? Me too! I was born and raised there back in 1950.

Hankers
Reply #2 Saturday, September 16, 2023 7:52 AM

Happy Rosh Hashanah! All the best! 👍🏻

DrJBHL
Reply #3 Saturday, September 16, 2023 8:07 AM

LightStar

Have an absolutely great New Year Doc! Hank is from Detroit huh? Me too! I was born and raised there back in 1950.

I always knew there was something about you I liked, Tom.

DrJBHL
Reply #4 Saturday, September 16, 2023 8:07 AM

Hankers

Happy Rosh Hashanah! All the best! 👍🏻

Thanks, Hank.   

teddybearcholla
Reply #5 Saturday, September 16, 2023 9:16 AM

 Beautifully written and timely.  Happy Rosh Hashanah, to you and yours, Seth!

JanOscar
Reply #6 Saturday, September 16, 2023 9:26 AM

DrJBHL
Reply #7 Saturday, September 16, 2023 10:34 AM

teddybearcholla

 Beautifully written and timely.  Happy Rosh Hashanah, to you and yours, Seth!

Thanks, Barb!   

JanOscar


Thanks Jan. 

The-Reaper-Man
Reply #8 Wednesday, September 20, 2023 5:36 PM

A beautiful wish, Doc. Thank you very much.  

DrJBHL
Reply #9 Wednesday, September 20, 2023 5:59 PM

The-Reaper-Man

A beautiful wish, Doc. Thank you very much.  

Chasbo
Reply #10 Friday, September 22, 2023 1:19 AM

DrJBHL


Quoting The-Reaper-Man,

A beautiful wish, Doc. Thank you very much.  




Let's keep it going! Great post Doc and Happy New Year to all!!!

DrJBHL
Reply #11 Friday, September 22, 2023 1:26 AM

Chasbo

Let's keep it going! Great post Doc and Happy New Year to all!!!

And to you as well, Chasbo!   

Picco14
Reply #12 Friday, September 22, 2023 4:28 AM

May God hear you with all this kindness. Happy Rosh Hashanah to all of you and all the people who populate this earth...
Happiness, health and prosperity for all...

DrJBHL
Reply #13 Friday, September 22, 2023 6:15 AM

Picco14

May God hear you with all this kindness. Happy Rosh Hashanah to all of you and all the people who populate this earth...
Happiness, health and prosperity for all...

Á toi aussi, Picco14! Une année merveilleuse, saine, pleine de joie et de prospérité !

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