Tzaddik

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

It has been said that in Jewish Tradition, when someone dies on Rosh Hashanah that they are a “Tzaddik,” a Righteous, Holy, and very rare Person.

“Tzaddik” comes from the Hebrew word for Justice.

NPR reporter Nina Totenberg further clarified this tradition on Twitter: “A Jewish teaching says those who die just before the Jewish new year are the ones God has held back until the last moment bc they were needed most & were the most righteous.”

What a challenge this year 2020 seems to offer.

Will we choose Hope & Faith over Despair?

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Season of Hope Alive

Four Days into the New Year.

House still fully decorated …

Still wearing my Christmas Socks and SweatShirt… and wondering if that makes me some kind of lunatic.

The Joyful Noise of Christmas has died down outside my window.

Decorations have come down; Valentines Displays fill the aisles of local stores.

Still, today is technically only the Tenth Day of Christmas. (more…)