Submitted By: Miranda Jacobson
A baby cries, a cock crows, the shofar sounds… Jewelers creates facets in a crystal to reveal the gem's natural inner light, allowing it to reflect and deflect the light that is available in the outer world. Similarly, the holiday of Rosh Hashanah can be viewed as a gift, a gem, which our minds and souls may craft facets in, enabling us to reveal our individual and communal inner light. As we utilize these facets, the inner light of our souls are discovered and can be reflected to shine a light on others’ paths as well. This is my personal path to walk during these “Days of Awe” leading up to Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement and Clarity. It is my wish in expressing these thoughts, that, it may inspire you to cut and prepare your own gem as well, with these facets of: Rosh Hashanah (the head of the year, one of the new years celebrated in the Jewish lunar calendar), Yom Teruyah (the day of shouting/blasting), and Rosh Hodesh Tishrei (the new moon, the start of the seventh month in the Jewish lunar calendar).