My dear friend, Shoshana (who took full advantage of her summer membership subscription and allotted guest passes) showed me around this oasis of color and natural wonder BLOSSOMING in a corner of a busy, bustling city.
This Rosh Hashanah will mark the beginning of a Sabbatical year, when the Land of Israel rests from all agricultural work. For "everything you need to know about Shemittah", click here.https://www.kerenhashviis.org/ you, too, will able to "partner with a farmer and share the reward". And I highly recommend that every woman click here to watch an absolutely beautiful video about the wives of Israel's shemittah farmers. Truly inspiring.
Thank G-d, the grandchildren are GROWING (as is our #1-son's beard) and I'd like to think that us "grown-ups" have been doing some growing of our own. On behalf of the whole gang, I wish you and yours a blessed new year. May you BLOSSOM and GROW in the soil where you are PLANTed until, to paraphrase King David, we are all "planted in the house of Hashem, blossoming in G-d's courtyard..." (Psalms 92:14) Please say "amen"!
P.S. If you'd like to re-read my Rosh Hashanah poem, you'll have to go back to September 2019 (see blog archive on the right). Only the date has changed...