Rosh Hashshana |
by Matthew Scott Harris

Courtesy of Google, this grown man of Zion
Indulged curiosity of mine
Proudly harkens from Semitic ancestral line
Surrounded by Jewish community
Off a street that arches (like Noah’s bow sprint)
And named Woodbine
Yet, he knows virtually nothing about Jewish History
Lets inquisitiveness wander
As a descendent from the“Lost Tribes Of Israel”
Pondering how his life would be lived
If baptized in customs, faith, and religion
Considered one of the oldest codified paradigms.
The first of the High Holy Days
Or Yamim Nora'im ("Days of Awe")
Celebrated on the first two days of Tishrei
The first day of the seventh month as "Zikhron Teru'ah"
("A memorial with the blowing of horns").
Rosh Hashanah is described as "the day of judgment"
(Yom ha-Din) and "the day of remembrance" (Yom ha-Zikkaron)
Occurs 163 days after the first day of Passover (Pesach)
Beginning of Rosh Hashanah is at sundown at the end of 29 Elul.
 The evening before Rosh Hashanah day is known as Erev Rosh Hashanah ("Rosh Hashanah eve").
 On Rosh Hashanah day, religious poems, called piyyuttim,
are added to the regular services. A special prayer book,
The mahzoris used on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
 This sacred day, the horn doth blow to chauffeur
Two precious daughters doth beckon toward the door
To their historical past replete with tantalizing lore
Where legions of commandments pour
And more relevant than ever as global tempests roar!
The poet: Matthew Scott Harris is acceptable, feasible, intelligible, palatable, et cetera. Thee noggin with no gin nor batteries.