The transformative days of awe preoccupation
Teshuvah – Transformation
I will turn away from here and approach There*
Teshuvah – to be unstuck
Not arrival but journey
Not destination but pathway
Take a look at the Night sky
The moon is the image**
Look to the moon when it’s hidden
New Moon The Jewish New Year, also considered the Day of Judgment. The period of the High Holidays is a time of introspection and atonement. The holiday is celebrated with the sounding of the shofar, lengthy prayers in synagogue, the eating of apples and honey, and round challah for a sweet and whole year. Tashlikh, casting bread on the water to symbolize the washing away of sins, also takes place on Rosh Hashana. Tishrei
Beginning of the month.
Make a tekiah with the A ram's horn that is blown on the High Holidays to "wake us up" and call Jews to repentance. It is also said that its blast will herald the coming of the messiah. awakening something new***
Go outside look to the new moon Tishrei
Draw down something new into the world
Draw down on Rosh Hashanah hidden
Nistar to nigleh****
Like the moon that fills toward
The full moon of Lit. Booths or huts Sukkot is the autumn harvest Festival of Booths, is celebrated starting the 15th of the Jewish month of Tishrei. Jews build booths (sukkot), symbolic of the temporary shelters used by the ancient Israelites when they wandered in the desert. Traditionally, Jews eat and sleep in the sukkah for the duration of the holiday (seven days in Israel and eight outside of Israel). The lulav (palm frond), willow, myrtle, and etrog fruit are also waved together.
Fifteenth of the month.
From the first to the fifteenth of the month
Each day revealing more
Like the moon.
This year the year of intentional language
Economy of language
A decade of years
To A writ of divorce. Traditionally, only a man can grant his wife a get. Liberal Jews have amended this tradition, making divorce more egalitarian. keen with language.
Let all the signs
The stars too
All the angels and energies totems and intentions
Conspire to be the year of good intention
The focused action
May it be the year
It is supposed to be.
Every year ends in ellipses and begins with
A prayer for the future.
We meet the challenge of the future
With more than a wish
With more than happy new year.
We are trying to know something
When knowing isn’t every-
Thing, the transformative images
We share these Days of Awe,
5780 since the creation of the world
As we reckon time –
A day at a time.
*Rashi on Ex.3:3
**Zohar Emor and Kuntres Uma’ayan Ma’amar 18
****hidden to revealed