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Shanah Tovah

Today ends the celebration of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. According to tradition, this past Wednesday evening leading into Tuesday marked the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve and their entry into God’s plan for the world. This celebration of new beginnings and of God’s glory historically lasts two days, ending at sunset today.

But as you enjoy the light hearted video above and share the greeting “Shanah Tovah” (literally, have a good year) with your Jewish (ad non-Jewish) friends, we at the Daily Cake invite you to think of the common homeland of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish traditions and the incredible tension that continues to brew on the Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

Tomorrow we will engage the call for a day of prayer and fasting for Syria by offering a series of reflections and prayers. We hope you’ll join us by reading along and perhaps fasting and praying yourself. If you have prayers to contribute please post them below and we will repost them to our network tomorrow.

In the meantime, we give thanks that there are always chances for new beginnings…for all of us.

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