Image: The small daughter of two rabbis holds a shofar. (Photo: R. Julie Pelc Adler.)
Shana tova u’metukah means “A good and sweet year.” It is a traditional greeting for the Jewish New Year, or Rosh HaShanah. It is also my wish for you, gracious readers.
(כג) וַיְדַבֵּר ה’ אֶל מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. (כד) דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר בַּחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי בְּאֶחָד לַחֹדֶשׁ יִהְיֶה לָכֶם שַׁבָּתוֹן זִכְרוֹן תְּרוּעָה מִקְרָא קֹדֶשׁ. (כה) כָּל מְלֶאכֶת עֲבֹדָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ וְהִקְרַבְתֶּם אִשֶּׁה לַה’.
(23) And the Eternal spoke unto Moses, saying: (24) Speak unto the children of Israel, saying: In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall be a solemn rest unto you, a memorial proclaimed with the blast of horns, a holy convocation. (25) Ye shall do no manner of servile work; and ye shall bring an offering made by fire unto the Eternal. – Leviticus 23:23-25
8 thoughts on “Shana Tova u’Metukah!”
Shana tova, R. Ruth!
Especially after this achingly hard week you’ve lived through!
Wishing you all good things in the New Year. Shana tova!
Shana tova! Thank you for being among my greatest teachers during 5778.
L’shana Tova Tiketavu!
To you and all your readers.
May it be a sweet year.
Shana Tovah, Rabbi!
Shana Tova, from Cypress, Texas. I obviously learn and enjoy so much from your columns.
This photo is gorgeous! Happy new year 🙂
very nice post