Let's all party like it's 5780, shall we? Starting on the night of Sunday, Sept. 29, Jews will begin celebrating Rosh Hashanah (ראש השנה), or, the Jewish New Year. In the spirit of renewal and of good tidings, I've compiled quotes for Rosh Hashanah that might be funny, might be uplifting, or might cause you to reflect — sharing all of the best qualities of the holiday. It's the first day of the High Holidays, also known as the Yamim Noraim or, the "Days of Awe," and it's a time of celebration and reflection. These quotes reflect that.
For my friends and family, Rosh Hashanah is mostly a fun celebration where we eat a lot of challah, dip apples in honey, and then regret our life choices as we unbutton our pants on the sofa after the third serving of rugelach. But the holiday has much deeper meaning that that. In the book of Leviticus, we are told in a conversation between Moses and G-d that "In the seventh month, on the first of the month, it shall be a Sabbath for you, a remembrance of [Israel through] the shofar blast a holy occasion."
It's the party day of the High Holidays, but it is also the day to beg forgiveness, and to seek renewal, because 10 days later, Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement complete with fasting, prayers, and intimate self reflections.
So on Rosh Hashanah, let the kosher wine flow, unbutton those pants, and love your family and friends fiercely. Shana Tova.