ראש השנה / Rosh Hashanah: תשרי א-ב ,תשע”א / September 8-10, 2010
What if I told you I had four special names,
And it wasn’t a lie and it wasn’t just games?
No, it’s true; yes, it’s true,
What I’m saying to you:
Lined up like pictures in four shiny frames.
That’s why Yom Teruah deserves the first mention.
That’s why Yom Ha-Zikaron gets a tip of the hat.
When I think of who judges us on Yom Ha-Din.
The year’s not an endless river you’re treading
It’s a circle, you see,
That includes you and me,
So my final name’s one we love spreading.
Rosh is head: at the top you can find us;
Shanah is year, for the old one’s behind us.
That includes me and you,
And my four special names that remind us!
!לשנה טובה תכתבו ותחתמו
May you be written and inscribed for a wonderful, sweet new year.