Apples and honey are on the table
Because it’s Rosh Hashanah;
Cakes and treats abound.
Do you know why?
Easy! It’s to symbolize a sweet year,
From our house to yours.
Go down to the shore and
Hold some bread to toss on the waves—
It’s tradition (casting away sins).
Just like fasting on Yom
Kippur, which is ten days
Later. This is the special time that
Marks the start of the Jewish
New Year, and we all hope
Our names are inscribed in the Book—
Perhaps atonement will help.
Quirky thing in Judaism:
Remember to apologize and forgive directly.
Shofar sounds to inspire us—
Temple-goer or no,
Unless you’re oblivious, you’ll
Vibe to the candlelight, maybe even
Wear white. It’s hard not to get
X-cited about the High Holidays.
You all have a sweet one, whether in
Zion or Anchorage!
Poetry form: abecedarian.
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