5779-Years . . . And We’re Still Fighting To Survive

WHY DO I FIGHT RELENTLESSLY FOR OUR FREEDOMS?

Rosh Hashanah . . . or However one Decides to Spell it, is the Jewish New Year, which at Sundown (Today) on September 29, 2019 – will Welcome 5780-Years of Jewish Belief in God, from the Time of Jewish Belief in Creation.

I am Not a Religious Man, as Many of You Know . . . But I Am Jewish. And as a Jew, in my Modest Way, Anne & I Will Celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

We will Light Candles & Utter a Prayer for the Light Upon The World & the Warmth the Lit Candles Bring to our Home. We will Drink some Kosher Wine (Manischewitz) & Recite the Prayer Giving Thanks to God for the Fruit of the Vine. We willl Recite the Prayer for the Challah (Jewish Egg Bread), Giving Thanks to God for the Food upon our Table, which we will Soon Enjoy.

And We’ll Make A Blessing Over A Slice Of Apple Dipped In Honey – Praying For a Sweet New Year.

We’ll Utter a Prayer Giving Thanks for Our Return to Jerusalem & Thanks for Donald Trump, who Made our Full Return to Jerusalem Possible. And we will Give Thanks to the Men & Women of the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces), for Being The Guardians At The Gate.

And We Will Remember Our Loved-Ones, Family & Friends Who Are No Longer With Us.

We will Eat Chicken Soup & Traditional Jewish Festival Food with the Manischewitz Wine and the Challah. We will Eat a Delicious Roasted Brisket Created with my own Culinary Talent. And we will Eat a Roasted Leg of Lamb, all of which with Latkes (Potato Pancakes) and Salads on the Side.

Anne And I . . . In Spite Of Whatever Hardships We Have Experienced Over The Years – Will Give Thanks . . . Because We’ve Both Been Truly Blessed.

And We’ll Give Thanks For All That We Have, For our Family & Friends. For Our Horses, Our April The Cat, And Especially Stryker.

The Preceding & Forthcoming Are Why I Fight.

Anne & I Will Drive To Montreal Today After Lunch, to the Cemetery where my Parents are Buried Side By Side. And we will Give Thanks to Them, for being Wonderful Parents, who Blessed our Marriage, who Set us on a Married Path to Mutual Loyalty Through Thick & Thin, with Honor & Decency Until Death Does Us Part.

Today . . . On One Of Judaism’s Holier Days – we are Bearing Witness to a Political Horror Show, where Most of our Leaders have Abandoned all Decency & Commitment to their Oath to Make their Respective Governments, Top Through Bottom – Responsible to the People, who have Placed so Much Trust in Those, who Through their Own Actions . . . Have Proven We Should Be Trusting Them The Least.

THE GREAT JEWISH SAGE – HILLEL . . . BORN NEAR A CENTURY BEFORE CHRIST SAID:

If I Am Not For Myself? Who Will Be For Me? And If I Am Only For Myself, Who Am I? And If Not Now . . . When?

I Feel As If I’ve Been Given A Great Gift . . . To be Able to Communicate, and to See the World & Humanity, Not as I Would Like to See the World & Humanity, but in all Reality, to See & Understand how Mankind and the World Really Are.

I Believe . . . If God Gave Us Any Gift – It is the Gift for us to See Good from Evil, and the Ability to Know One from the Other, and the Courage to Do What is Right.

And if I don’t Do What I Can to Make a Difference . . . It will be my Betrayal to the More than 2,000-Year Jewish Philosophy of Hillel, and a Greater Betrayal to all the Values Instilled Upon Me By My Wonderful Parents.

My Promise For The Jewish New Year Is Simple . . .

I Pledge & Resolve To Continue In The Shoes Of Hillel. And to Continue to Pay Homage to the Memory & Values of My Parents.

AM YSROEL CHAI . . . ISRAEL LIVES:

Jewish, Christian, Other, Or Atheist . . . Let Us All Be Blessed With A Sweet New Year.

Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov

30 Comments

  • Be careful Howard, you are getting close to becoming a true believer!

    Dick Black, Potwin, Kansas, United States
  • God Bless, Georgina

    Georgina Jones, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
  • Happy and Healthy New Year to you, Anne and your family. You are an inspiration. Keep up the factual and encouraging comments.

    Daniel Palladini, Lancaster, Ontario, Canada
  • Yes, by all means ,HAPPY NEW YEAR Howard! And please,this forthcoming year, continue with full energy your assault on the “Bad” to preserve the “Good”as we move toward the reelection of Trump and the saving of our freedoms. You have mapped out a splendid journey of events to celebrate the New Year, so enjoy your blessings and thanks to God for your continuation.

    Tom Rogers, Newtown Sq, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Happy Rosh Hashanah. A day of rest. Then once more back into the breech … We are with you …

    Jeff Bogaerts, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada
  • Happy and healthy New Year to you and your family. Thank you for all you do to enlighten people to the truth!.

    Karen Ann, Shelby Township, Michigan, United States
  • Happy Rosh Hashanah Howard and Anne.

    Robert Daigneault, Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Thank you for this inspiring quasi-religious sermon Howard. I’m almost tempted to read this again tomorrow instead of going to Shul 😊. L’Shana Tova to you, Anne, and all those you love. May 5780 be a good year for the Jewish people and all those who support and comfort them. My wife and I are proud to be Jews and we are proud to call you and Anne “friend” L’ Shana Tova U’metuka!

    Perry Birman, Boca Raton, Florida,
  • Great one, Howard. God Bless and Happy New Year! Marlene

    Marlene leavey, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Happy New Year for both you and Anna…. the food sounds just wonderful wish I was there. Keep the faith !!!!!~~!~!

    Roger Valligny, Spring Hill, Florida,
  • I want to wish you and Anne a happy and healthy new year. Shana Tova U’metuka. Yes, I still follow your editorials. Harry Wise, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec

    Harry Wise, Montreal, Quebec,
  • Howard, you, your family and readers have a blessed new year. Thank you JESUS! The greatest Jew! John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

    George Myers, Millsboro, Delaware,
  • Happy Rosh Hashanah / New Year all the best but most of all good health (because if you do not have good health you have nothing. You and Anne Enjoy Your Day

    Michael Ritarose, Glen Robertson. Ontario, ,
  • You may not be a RELIGIOUS person, but you are a Christian! Happy Rosh Hashanah to you & Anne.Yes, it IS a “Gift to See Good from Evil, and the Ability to Know One from the Other, and the Courage to Do What is Right.”It’s too bad that the RADICALS have never received this gift! Attacking CHRISTIANITY is one of the RADICALS’ MAIN GOALS because they FEAR it!Satan is definitely in our midst, as proven by all the DIABOLICAL SCHEMES which they have CREATED against Pres. Trump. Have a great day! AMEN!

    PAULINE M DEMERS, Woonsocket, RI -,
  • We all need to make a difference. We have to join the fight with President Trump to save the USA. If the Socialists take us over, which they plan to do, the entire world will suffer and go down.Thye have no cadidate, no Agenda except to take over this country for greed, power and money.

    Peggy Johns Bland, San Antonio, Texas,
  • Happy Rosh Hashanah to you and Anne. My your year be filled with Blessings.

    Kathy West, Livonia, Michigan, United States
  • Shanah Tova, Happy New Year, to you and Anne! Thank you for all you do.

    Wayne Markman, Atlanta, Georgia,
  • Happy New Year to you Howard and your family! Thank you for forging ahead for all of us.

    Beverly Coleman, Wilmette, Illinois, United States
  • Howard, your faith is an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for “telling it like it is”. Happy New Year to all and God Bless!

    Bill Chandler, Cornelia, Georgia, United States
  • Happy Rosh Hashanah to you and your family. May God continue to richly bless you as you use the gifts He gave you to help us all.

    Karen Snyder, Howe, Indiana, United States
  • Happy Rosh Hoshana to You & Ann. Be well and be safe, my friends. My best wishes always. I also wanted to draw your attention to Leonard Cohen’s song “Who By Fire” (referring to Yom Kippur and the Day of Atonement). Prior to his death on November 7th, 2016, the ailing Leonard Cohen (82) told his son, Adam, to soon expect a visit from God’s angel. “When the doorbell rings, it will be for me”, Leonard said. Adam looked at his father and asked: “Who shall I say is calling ?” ~ Brucester

    Bruce Sutton, Montreal, Quebec,
  • Happy Rosh Hashanah Howard and Anne, and thank you for sharing with us how you will celebrate this year as always. May you have good health and energy to continue with the good work you do.

    Ken Davies, Cornwall, Ontario,
  • AMEN. What more can be said? Be blessed! As Spock would say – Live long and prosper! — Hank Merritt, Bristol, PA

    Hank Merritt, Bristol, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Wishing, along with all your subscribers, a blessed Rosh Hashanah. Sorry to be late with these wishes but I was attending a baby shower out of town for my 1st great-grandbaby, a girl. Hope your day was a truly special one for all of you.

    Patricia Robinson, Waynesboro, VA,
  • Wishing you and Annie a blessed year 5780… Harriet & Neil Gold

    Neil Gold, Slingerlands, New York,
  • Happy Rosh Hashanah, my friend! And many more!

    Gerald Epp, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • L’shanah tovah, Howard and Anne!

    Karen McKim-Altman, Beaverton, Oregon, United States
  • Happy New Year to you and yours Howard. May you have good health, much happiness and love always.

    Barbara Furbacher, Baltic, CT,
  • Greetings HG: From the many outpourings of love and well wishing from your followers and readers, it’s so OBVIOUS that you have such an EFFECT on so many! Keep up the GOOD work, Howard! Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Gordon Steinberg, St Augustine, Florida, United States

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