Student Teaching in the New Millenium

Shabbat Blessing for 11th of Tevet

In Midrash on January 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm

The first week of the new year is complete.
It’s past time to ask ourselves what we want this year. 

Truth or Creativity?

One forms part of the other. 
Do you want the one that you might think?

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  1. Isn’t the Jewish new year Rosh Hashana?

    • Quite right! But not everyone knows this, and since the pulse of the world goes with January 1st, why not? I think we always have the chance to make a new beginning.

      In actual fact, we have multiple new year days on our calendar. Rosh Hashanah marks the liturgical new year but, oddly enough, is on the first of the seventh month of our calendar. Passover starts in our first month, on the fourteenth night of the month. We also have Tu B’Shevat in the eleventh month. Personally, I wonder why we don’t have a new year on the first day of our first month?

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