Southern #Brittany, #France, awoken today at 06.00 by spectacular storm. 2 weeks of unseasonabley, deliciously warm weather over 30 C some days, is ending in style this morning with a dramatic, violent lightening and thunder storm, strong winds and ‘tropical’ rain … I plan to work on some new #paintings today Expect power cuts !!!

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, Shanah Tovah, it’s New Year !

To all my many Jewish family, friends and colleagues, Shana Tova U’Metuka! Hebrew: שנה טובה‎; meaning “[I wish you to have a] good and sweet year”.

Rosh Hashanah starts at sunset on Monday, September 6, and will run through to close at nightfall to Wednesday, September 8 when
Yom Kippur the most serious ‘holyday’ of our year begins.
David’s Tower, Jerusalem 1984

The High Holy Days which close with Yom Kippur, urge people to reflect on the previous 12 months: “It is a time to undertake an inventory of the soul, a cheshbon hanefesh, and to ask of ourselves and of each other questions that go beyond our own individual needs and desires.

What is Jewish New year?

For that matter who are Jews?

We don’t wish each other a “happy new year” so what does a Jewish New Year represent?

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