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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shanah Tovah!

Last night and this morning I experienced my first Rosh Hashanah services. I'm still taking it all in, and I will definitely write at length about it in a while, but I wanted to share my first thoughts, as I am just finally getting home.

First I can just say that I found the experiences to be completely enjoyable. I loved the music, the words we recited, and of course, the Shofar.

I didn't feel as much like a foreigner as I thought I would. For most of the services people read from the book just as I did, although there were certain times that everyone knew the words from memory.

I felt even more welcome as a guest in someone's home afterwards. Everyone was warm and welcoming.

All in all, it was my first Jewish experience, and it was great.

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