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September 17, 2009

G'mar Chatimah Tovah!

From The Wisdom of The Lubavitcher Rebbe

Words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman.

The shofar is a cry not of a human being, but of an animal's horn.

From a place so essential and unbounded, so raw and primal,

that the mind ceases to ponder, the heart stands still.

From the raw essence of man a cry rips aside heaven's curtains

to reveal the raw essence of his Maker.

September 16, 2009

Happy New Year 5770 ! שנה טובה ומתוקה

From The Wisdom of The Lubavitcher Rebbe
words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
The universe has a soul.
All that exists in the soul exists in space and in time.
In the cosmic soul there is a mind, a consciousness from which all conscious life extends.
In space, there is the Land of Israel, a space from where all space is nurtured.
In time, there is Rosh Hashana, a time from which all time is renewed.
Rosh Hashana, meaning Head of the Year. Not just a starting point, but a head.
For whatever will transpire in the coming year is first conceived in these two days.