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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hurricane דין Approaching

After the Carribean and Mexico were pounded with Hurricane Dean a few weeks ago, the entire world is about to go through its own hurricane of sorts. It's called Hurricane דין.

Yes, Rosh Hashana is approaching, and, as the Mishna tells us, the whole world is judged on this day:

בראש השנה, כל באי עולם עוברין לפניו כבני מרון, שנאמר היוצר יחד, ליבם; המבין, אל כל מעשיהם

There is no escape from judgement, as we read on Musaf of Rosh Hashana in Zichronot:

מי לא נפקד ביום הזה

The path to Teshuva is our only defense mechanism. We must use it to survive.

And then, with Hashem's help, we will merit to hear the sound of the Great Shofar on that Great and Awesome Day.

Wishing you all a Shana Tova and a Ketiva Vahatima Tova.
May we hear good tidings in 5768.