Shana Tova~Rosh Hashanah 5775

Rosh Hashanah is the New Year on the Jewish Calendar. Tomorrow (Wednesday, 24 September 2014) at sundown, Israel begins the first night of Rosh Hashanah.

In the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah, Jews say Selichot (Prayers of Forgiveness). The Sephardic community began Selichot after midnight on the first day of the month of Elul (16 August 5774) For the Ashkenazic community Selichot started after midnight on Saturday, 21 September.
This is a time of prayers and repentence as well as a time of great celebration. On this day, Hashem makes his “assessment” of the whole world. It is said that on Rosh Hashanah, three books are opened. The righteous are immediately inscribed in the Book of Life~they are sealed “to live”. Those in the middle are given ten days (until Yom Kippur) to repent, while the wicked are “erased from the Book of Life” forever. Of  course, we all pray that we will be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life for another year!
Like all celebrations we want to have family and friends, good food and happiness on this day. We at Jerusalem Vistas / Israel Vision are praying for new, and better things to happen in 5775.
We thank you all for your ongoing prayers and support~without you we could not continue. Our wish is that all of you will be “Incribed and Sealed in the Book of Life for a Sweet, Healthy, Happy and Prosperous Year”
לשנה טובה תכתב ותחתם “Leshana tovah tikatev v’tichatem
May You Be Inscribed and Sealed For a Good Year!
Book of Good Life~The Maccabeats
 Dip Your Apple~The Fountainheads

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