Thursday, September 21, 2006

ROSH HASHANAH.The New Year of 5767: and counting!

Subject: 5767 and counting

This week we Jews will begin our 5767th year on
this earth! Who would have
believed this possible? If anyone had told Abraham
that his people would be
around this long he probably would have been

Imagine, we did this without beheading anyone,
without a single suicide
bomber, without kidnapping and murdering school
children, without slaughtering
Olympic athletes, and without flying airplanes into

We lasted this long despite 400 years as slaves in
Egypt, 40 years of
wandering in the desert, the mighty Roman army who
nailed us to ten thousand
crosses; despite the best efforts of the Christian
crusaders, the Spanish
Inquisition, Hitler's third Reich, Stalin's gulags,
Arab wars of annihilation, 100
years of Arab and Arafat terrorism, and 800
hate-filled UN resolutions!

How did we Jews do it? We did it by concentrating
our efforts on education,
love of family, faith, hard work, helping one
another and a passionate
dedication to life no matter what evil befell us!

We hung in there in hope the rest of the world
would one day overcome its
hatreds, jealousies, violence and join us in a life
of cooperation and mutual

We're not there yet, but we're still hopeful. And
when we enter our places
of worship next weekend, this is what we'll pray
for with all the strength in
our hearts:

Best wishes for a New Year filled with good health,
much happiness, laughter, success,
joy, and kindness, and may this coming year also bring
peace and security to all.

5767 and counting !See the "wishful thinking future"here:

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