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Happy Rosh Hashanah

September 4, 2013

On Rosh Hashanah, Jews pray for a healthy and happy year.  Also, on Rosh Hashanah, we read from the Torah about Abraham’s two sons – Ishmael and Isaac.Rosh-Hashanah_Wallpaper_1024-768

God tells Abraham that His words will be transmitted through Isaac.  He also says that Ishmael will rise to be a great power.

While Isaac and Ishmael were separated at that point, they came together after many years, in peace, to bury their father Abraham.

Today, 3700 years later, descendants of these two brothers are at war with deep hatred without any evident prospect for reconciliation.  At this solemn time of year, I pray that there can be peace and brotherhood between the families of the sons of Abraham.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Robert Nagler permalink
    September 4, 2013 8:18 am

    Hi Ed wishing you and your family the best for the New Year Keep up the good work

  2. Christine permalink
    September 5, 2013 12:55 pm

    Beautifully stated. I echo your prayer of peace. And wish you a healthful, Happy New Year.

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