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Planting the Seed of Eternity: A Meditation on Rosh Hashana and Our Planet

On Rosh Hashana, after every time we hear the sound of the shofar, we call out the words, “Hayom harat olam.” This expression is usually translated as, “Today is the birthday of the world, or “Today the world is born.” Even though that’s the common translation, the Hebrew word “harah” or “harat” actually means pregnancy, conception or gestation. Not birth, but the process that leads to birth. Furthermore, “olam” can… Read Article →