Not to get ahead of myself, since Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year is still weeks away, but I’m looking forward to seeing the back of 5775* (much as I adore palindromes, numerical or otherwise).
About last year at this time my father David encouraged me to start blogging in anticipation of Ancient Prayer hitting Barnes and Noble bookstores. Much as he helped me with the writing of the book, my father assured me that he’d be there to help me research topics for posts. But my father isn’t here anymore. He passed away in early June. So here I am sobbing as I type this, thinking that I’ll never be able to post anything worth reading without his insights and invaluable input. But I know it would make him happy and proud if I post, so post I shall. Or at least I’ll try.
My father was the most brilliant man that I’ve ever met and I hope that I’ll be able to incorporate some of his ideas and favorite topics into upcoming posts. And I really hope to keep making him proud.
I miss you so much Ta, I’m just hoping that you’ll be here with me in spirit as I try to share some of the things we’ve talked about over the years.
Here’s to 5776!
*The Jewish calendar is lunar based and predates the Western or Gregorian Calendar by 3760 years– give or take a millennia.