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Originally posted by SimpleSam55
The Hebrew New Year 5771 or 5772 signifies the time since the first New Moon that happened before Creation. Now that more people don’t know that is a conspiracy!
Originally posted by Crakeur
We go to temple today and tomorrow, well some do.
So wait, an administrator of ATS happens to be Jewish? I'm a bit surprised that haters of the site haven't picked up on this, unless they have and I've been living under a rock.
I hope when holidays such as Kwanzaa and Christmas come around, all the "Happy/Merry ___!" threads don't end up in BTS, or we might have a real conspiracy on our hands.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
It’s Jewish New Years today and I would like to extend a hearty New Years to all the Jewish members of ATS.
As a Gentile I don’t understand much about the Jewish calendar and how it marks time and what the significance is religious wise, in keeping a separate Calendar. I am not quite sure either how Jewish New Years might be celebrated differently than the one most of us celebrates on January 1st each year.
I am very curious about these things though.
While people on ATS seldom agree about Israeli politics, I think we all might agree that culturally the Judean religion has made some very significant contributions to world wide culture.
Yet many of us really don’t know much about the Judean traditions, like the separate calendar that still marks the end and beginning of the religious year.
So having said that I would really enjoy if some of the Jewish members of ATS would be kind enough to help us all celebrate with them today by sharing more about the Calendar its significance, and how the holiday is celebrated by traditional Jews.
It seems to me that divisions and misunderstandings over religion are increasingly driving world events to a crisis point.
I humbly believe one of the best ways to avert that is for all of us religions and non-religious alike to better understand the cultures that drive and are reflected in these religions, so we don’t have to be fearful or ignorant of what we don’t know.
I can’t think of a better way to start out a New Year than on that hopeful note and an invitation for everyone to learn and share more.
Happy New Years to all of ATS’s Jewish Members, and many, many more.