Monday, September 18, 2023

A Smile and A Wish

What does this license plate say to you?

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I suppose that it's really someone's name, y'know like Jim McHugh.

But all I (and Little Cuter when I ran it by her from the car) could see was Yiddish - meshugah.


It's the year 5783, according the calendar I learned about in Hebrew School.  A friend of ours was born in 5700.  Rosh Hashana (The New Year) is how we remember his age.

It's a time for casting last year's woes and baggage into the sea

Tashlik at Baker Beach 2023

and for apples and honey for a sweet new year.  

This is the rare Jewish holiday that isn't They tried to kill us, they failed, let's eat centric.  This is about taking some time to evaluate where you've been and where you're going and taking responsibility for it all. 

It was also when I got my new dress up clothes, when Daddooooo took endless photos and 8mm movies, when I sang the same tunes my great-grandparents sang.  It was the past and the present and the future all at the same time.  

Shana Tovah Umetuka  - A Happy and Sweet New Year - from me and mine to you and yours.  


  1. Yes, Happy New Year and best wishes for good things to come our way.

  2. I knew nothing about this holiday. Thanks for enlightening me. Hope it was a good one for you,


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