Time to give up on Rosh Hashanah Eve meal
Isn't this actually a day of semi-mourning? Of soul-searching? Instead, we drown our sense of finality in shopping, in financial estimates of how much the holiday meal will cost and in what supermarket chain things are cheaper.
After the death of God (according to Nietzsche), what remains alive are the magic rituals designed originally to appease that god and to arouse compassion in him, without making him too angry when he gets around to deciding on the punishments for our sins. A vestige of a magic ritual that has become emptied of content is the meal on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, when the family and relatives gather ......
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