One of the things I sometimes forget about celebrating the holidays is that there are many ways to engage with the concepts and themes and to make the holiday personally meaningful.
It’s not about asking you to do more during an already busy time, but instead to bring more of yourself to the experience. It’s about claiming part of the Rosh Hashanah experience for yourself.
I believe you can make Rosh Hashanah healthy while continuing Rosh Hashanah traditions. (Wondering how Rosh Hashanah is observed? Learn more here.)
Going into Rosh Hashanah, we’re entering into the most holy days of the Jewish year that offers a space for introspection, soul searching, forgiveness, and intention setting. And we’re have the opportunity to engage with these inquiries at a time when the energy is aligned for doing so.
Your thoughts and intentions have creative power.
This week on Jewish Food Hero I’m publishing one short post every day that will give you ideas for ways to engage with Rosh Hashanah.
My intention is that it will spark both reflection and taking action for yourself in order to connect more deeply and personally to this holiday season.
Today’s theme is: Reading
(Respond to the following questions in your mind, with a friend, or in your journal.)
- To me, reading is:
- I’ve always wanted to read:
- If I could change one thing about my relationship with reading, it would be:
- Read about an aspect of the Rosh Hashanah holiday that most interests you: the rituals, the food, the blessings, etc.
- Start a list of books you want to read this year (including any Jewish books)
- Write a note to your favorite author or writer telling them how their work has impacted you
- Share your favorite book with a friend, family member, or child
In the comments, tell me how you’ll engage with Rosh Hashanah through reading this year!