Asara B’Tishrei. The 10th Day of Tishrei. That’s tonight’s (and tomorrow’s) Hebrew Date. But, you probably are more familiar with the traditional name of the holy day- Yom Kipur. Yom Kipur marks the end of 40 days of introspection, repentance, and preparation; rearranging our lives so we can be better humans, that we can make this world a better place- with renewed vigor.
It was 7 years ago today.
I had been sharing my take on sci-tech, business, health, and finance for decades before that day. Which meant my clients and friends were subjected to frequent (some would say incessant) newsletters, eMails, letters, publications- oh, you get it.
Yes, it’s another holiday. Tonight starts Sukot- the full moon holiday of Tishrei. (By the way- did you catch the lunar eclipse this morning?) After finishing our 40 days of introspection, which culminated in the most solemn full day of fasting for Yom Kipur, we now have the holiday of joy. (Sukot has another name- the Time of Celebration.) Sukot is one of the three “festivals” delineated in the Tora, the Bible.
Tomorrow is the day. The end of 40 days of introspection, repentance, and preparing ourselves to be better humans and to make the world a better place- with renewed vigor.
I was a bad boy the other day. I got caught up in the drama of one of my client’s issues.
Don’t get me wrong, we all have drama. We all have issues. And, to be honest, I thrive on solving the drama of others. (I generally suck at dealing with the drama of my own life- unless it is life threatening- and, then, my training kicks in and I am in overdrive.) But, in this case, my client was trying to develop an explanation of the craziness that obtained in 2013, because the narrative will be crucial for our moving ahead with plans for the future.
A new moon. That means there really is NO moon. On a moonless night, we can see all the stars (assuming it’s not going to be stormy or cloudy tonight- which now that I am proofing this today- is, indeed, going to be the case). And, in my religion, it’s the advent of a new month.