A More Unusual Way to Celebrate the Jewish New Year

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Real Estate Agent with Key Properties of the Hudson Valley NYS DRE #40BO1055114

Happy Rosh Hashanah! Today Begins the Jewish New Year of 5775

 

The Jewish New Year is a joyous holiday, and a bit more somber than the American version. It is a time for reflection and a time for planning what comes next in life. Traditions fill the atmosphere with love, contemplation of past, present and the future. It is a time to enjoy family.

A favorite tradition is to dip apples and honey to symbolize a sweet new year.

Apples and Honey in UgandaUnfortunately my family is tiny and both my daughters live far from New York.

To be able to spend a bit of the holiday with my girls we have come up with a new way of celebrating... ie Google Hangouts!  This method of being together has started our newest tradition. So while my daughter in California is cooking dinner, she has her computer open and sharing that part of her celebration with us. She is a great cook, so I'm  envious of her holiday treats!

On a more unusual note, my younger daughter Kathleen happens to be traveling for workin Uganda (yes, she is safe and sound).  

Since Kathleen knew early on that she would be away for the holiday this year she brought honey with her. It was special hone given to her as a homemade gift made in Georgia.

Apples grow in Uganda (although only for export and available at the nicer hotels), and she knew they would be available to her. So tonight my daughter had apples and honey in her hotel room and the same time we did, while we chatted on Google+.

Thousands of miles away in her hotel room in Kampala, Uganda the traditions stay alive. Google+ hangouts made it possible.

 

As distance seems to be a part of our lives I'm greatful for the technology that keeps us together! 

 

I wish all my ActiveRain Familiy a Happy and Healthy New Year!

 

 

May you find joy in all the little celebrations in life. 

 

L'Shana Tova

Happy New Year

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What a smart idea, Janis.  Love it.  So glad a new year is starting and now that I can finally walk again, I'm glad to "start over."

Sep 25, 2014 07:58 AM #1
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Janis - L' Shana Tova - I love your new Millennium New Year tradition.  

Sep 25, 2014 08:03 AM #2
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Janis Borgueta
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Glad to hear you are on the mend Debbie!! NO Fun for sure. happy New Year... new beginnings for sure.

Thanks Kathy. It really makes a difference with my daughter traveling so far. I get to see her daily! 

Sep 25, 2014 08:12 AM #3
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Janis, technology in so many ways is wonderful and I am so glad you got to experience the holiday with your daughters at least...a great way to always connect and stay close.

Sep 25, 2014 09:12 PM #4
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Thanks Ginny Gorman it is really so easy and works well. 

Sep 25, 2014 11:34 PM #5
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Thanks for my Ah -Ha moment! Janis Borgueta 

Sep 27, 2014 10:22 AM #6
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Janis Borgueta
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Thanks Kathy!! Much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed. As I write this comment my daughter is on a plan headed back to the US. I am excited for her to be stateside.

Sep 27, 2014 11:47 AM #7
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A lovely blend of old and new ....and a reminder to head to the orchard this afternoon

Sep 27, 2014 10:33 PM #8
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Good morning Janis,

I came over from Kathy's post this morning and so glad I did! What a wonderful way to celebrate the Jewish New Year! Sally is right a lovely blend of the old and new..thanks for sharing!

Sep 27, 2014 10:51 PM #9
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Old and New - It definitely is a great way for us to all be together.

Sep 27, 2014 11:17 PM #10
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Good morning Janis. I'm not sure I agree with your analysis of American celebrations being more somber than the holiday calls for. However, the rest of your post with your daughters is wonderful. happy New Year my friend.

Sep 27, 2014 11:43 PM #11
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L' Shana Tova  what a grat way to celebrate the new year.

Sep 28, 2014 12:46 PM #12
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Janis, Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish holiday that I do celebrate every year.  It is also the anniversary of my arriving in New York as a teenager for my big adventure.  I remember being so surprised because the streets of Manhattan were pretty empty, and my cab driver was trying to explain to this Kansas girl that it was a holiday.  Have a wonderful year! 

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That is so funny Patricia Kennedy A BIG adventure indeed!! I would say back then it was probably much quieter during the holidays than it is now, but many things stop working in this part of the country. All my closings were messed up this week as all the attorneys were celebrating. LOL

Sep 29, 2014 12:25 AM #14
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