L’shana tovah! May this year be sweet and better than the last. I bid you peace this Rosh Hashanah. If you are sharing this celebration, may you be inscribed for a good year, a sweet year, a year of growth, health, and joy. Now we can have days of reflection. I certainly need them, as I have experienced a lot of anger, bitterness, and jealousy lately, and I need to get rid of that. Even though I’m not Jewish, I’m going to do the contemplation because it’s called for. Besides, I like contemplation.
Has anyone seen the MTV spot advertising “Rush Hashanah,” with the rock group Rush? I fell out laughing when I saw the spot, complete with the award they supposedly won (a rotating Mogen David on top of the Oscar statue), but then I paused. If someone had done that sort of jape with a certain other world religion (not Christianity . . . not Buddhism . . . not neoPaganism), would there have been a war declared? Nevertheless, I thought it was cute. It didn’t cross the line, and we have a good sense of humor here at Casa el Dumpo. Still, if you didn’t see the spot and it has stopped being run, it’s probably just as well.