Reflection for Tishrei / Rosh HaShanah

by Judith Golden

Rosh of Roshs
Head of the year of months
You bring us life’s full spectrum
Of experience and emotion

We enter with anxious anticipation
To make a fresh start 
For a renewed life
In a new year

Working through regret and remorse
We turn to each other
To return to our selves
To return to You

Acknowledging abundance
We harvest our lessons
Learning to build shelter 
While staying open to Your blessings

Celebrating our cycles
We dance for joy 
With the gift You have given us
Going from ending to beginning



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