Sunday, September 21, 2014

Rosh Hashana - תשע"ה

In preparation for Rosh Hashono, I'd like to share some thoughts with you over the next few days.

We all know the tradition of eating apple dipped in honey, and many of us have the custom to dip Challah in honey until after the Sukkos holiday.

The simple reason for this custom is, sort of a symbolic prayer that we merit a sweet year. Perhaps we can add another dimension to the reasoning. Why is it that although a bee is not kosher still we are permitted to eat bee's honey ? The Talmud in Bechoros explains that the honey was extracted by the bee from flowers and it's not a natural part of the bee, the bees are only like a storage for the honey. Perhaps so too, we hint that although we may have sinned, the sins are not part of our essence. Every Jew naturally want to do good, it is just some times we don't behave properly, yet, this is not part of our essence.

Kesiva v'Chasima Tova

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