The holiday season is starting for Jews all over the world, and here in Israel it's especially prominent with everyone on vacation, buying gifts and planning to spend time with family. The high holidays, Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, will be followed by Sukkot - which means that for the next three weeks or so, my blogging will be much less regular than usual, and most likely I won't be able to reply to emails as quickly as I normally try.
As usual, I'm looking forward to this special time of deepest reflection and repentance, as we stand in awe in front of the Lord. Spending time with loved ones and family is something I've always enjoyed, too, and this year is the first I will be entering as a new wife - which makes it even more special.
We're spending Rosh HaShana with my in-laws, and I'm looking forward to getting to know their holiday traditions.
I sincerely hope the fast of Yom Kippur goes easily for me. Similarly to Tisha b'Av, it will mean over 24 hours without food and water, and I hope I can handle it as easily and without complications as the previous fast. Naturally, I will keep a close watch on myself, and if anything goes amiss, it will be handled promptly.
I wish all my Jewish readers much joy and many blessings in this upcoming new year. Shana tova!