As the resident hausfrau here in the jblogging capital of Shiloh, I don't really enjoy all the domestic preparations for the upcoming three day (2 days of Rosh Hashannah plus Shabbat) Jewish Holiday weekend, but I do enjoy the subsequent silence of the news, the media, the telephone etc. Bad news can wait and good news is just as good delayed.
I like to concentrate on the here and now of the prayers and community.
This is a reminder that the One in Charge is G-d Almighty, HaKadosh Baruch Hu, not Bibi, Obama nor Hillary. This World, Olam HaZeh, עולם הזה is fleeting, temporary, just preparation for the Next World, Olam HaBa עולם הבא and determines where G-d will place us. Our actions buy our tickets.
Next Wednesday, before the sun goes down, we'll turn off and unplug the computer. I'll light the first set of candles, take out my Machzor (Holiday Prayerbook) and pray to G-d that our Israeli politicians will transform into wise leaders and that G-d will forgive all our sins whether we properly repent or not. We're only human, not angels. We're riddled with faults and weaknesses.
Ketiva Vechatima Tova