Rosh Hashanah 5783 – Turn Turn Turn
by Bob Schwartz
Oceans of valley
Seas of mountain
Prayers and lessons
From birds and insects
Voices in the temple:
Turn turn turn
Rosh Hashanah 5783, the Jewish New Year, begins the evening of Sunday, September 25, 2022. It is the first day of the Ten Days of Awe, ending with Yom Kippur.
Teshuvah is the spirit of these days. It is variously translated and interpreted as repentance, returning, turning. Repentance for what? Returning to what? Turning toward what? You know.
A Shaker song
Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come ’round right.
Wishing you days of turning and transformation. Have a sweet new year. Shana tova.
© 2022 Bob Schwartz