Tonight starts 25 hours of fasting, prayer, and thought.
I ask all for forgiveness for anything I may have done to you over this past year.
I’m not ready. I never am.
While my knowledge of the meaning of each the words I say is not where I wish it were, I daven (pray) in Hebrew (and review the overall meaning in English). As soon as I could sound out the words, always have. Except for Yom Kippur. There is so much to this day that I often slip into English because I feel overwhelmed. Last year I bought the pocket size (which weighs 687g or 1 pound, 8 and 1/8 oz [aka ~1.5 lbs]. ) for 1374 pages of Artscroll‘s Interlinear Machzor (prayer book with just the prayers for the holiday). The interlinear series by this publisher put the hebrew work directly over it’s corresponding Hebrew so I can pretty easily switch languages whenever I need to (how they make this somewhat make sense based on S-V-O and V-S-O, well, I’m not really sure). I found it helped. We’ll see how this year goes.
What help more would be not having a repeat of the sinus attack I had last year. This morning dawned with the feeling that it may not be so. I have a headache and my sinuses are burning. I’ve been downing peppermint tea and plan to take it easy today, not quite what I had in mind, but perhaps it will help me keep my new desk area neat? I have to time the medications right so I’m covered over tomorrow.
May you have an easy fast and a good sealing in the book of life.
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