Monday, September 10, 2007
Rosh HaShanah 5632 Second Ma'amar
On Rosh HaShanah, God provides abundance for the entire year. God’s blessing begins as something spiritual that becomes physical in the material world. In the transformation from spiritual to physical, other changes take place as well. Spiritual abundance is uniform. Physical forms, on the other hand, differ. This concept is suggested by the very name of the holiday. Literally, Rosh HaShanah means the head of the year. However, the word shanah/year also means change. In this sense, Rosh HaShanah connotes the beginning or source of abundance before it changes from spiritual to physical.