There is much to do in preparing for Rosh HaShanah. One can of course prepare from the start of the new year until the following year, by setting suitable goals and working systematically towards them. Many have goals, others need help to develop them. What do you need in order to maximize your Rosh HaShanah preparations?
Some work on their goals all year round, others leave preparing for Rosh HaShanah until the month of Elul. Still others might not realise the full meaning of Rosh HaShanah and hence do not prepare or prepare very little.
The truth is, that there is much to prepare for. On the basic physical level, Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year is a day to spend both in prayer and enjoying delicious meals with one’s family and friends. Since we are not permitted to do work on Yom Tov there is preparation to be done. Rosh HaShanah is a two day festival. This year Shabbat follows immediately after Rosh HaShanah, that means we have 3 days to prepare for.
Personal and Spiritual Preparation
On a personal and spiritual level, there is introspection that is appropriate to do as we reflect on the year that was and plan for the year ahead. I am delighted to let you know that I have prepared two worksheets to help to guide you through all the preparation that is required. These worksheets cover most of the important details. The first is Preparing Yourself for RoshHaShanah. It is 10 pages long and gives you some concepts to think about as well as structured questions to help you to plan for the year ahead.
Preparing Your Home and Your Meals
The second is all about Preparing Your Home and Your Meals. Equally important and with lots of details for you to consider, this worksheet is 21 pages in length.
Visit the pages, purchase your copy and simplify your Rosh HaShanah Preparations.
If you find you are struggling with the process and need some help, do book a session. I offer Occupational Therapy sessions for Jewish women living in Israel. Anyone in need of Hallachic information or wishing to begin a schedule of Torah learning, do be in touch with Rabbi Shear. He is an excellent teacher and teaches online and in person, individually and in groups.