I have known Jonathan Bornstein since I was twelve years old. We attended The Roxbury Latin School together from 1982-1989.
Jonathan, like myself, is an advocate of patronizing small business. Jon is also a big Red Sox fan and truly enjoys a good meal. Jon also writes a fabulous blog, ' Enjoy Every Sandwich,'. His musings on great eats have lead me to invite him to guest blog for Exotic Flowers.
Jon will share his views on food, sports, family and his Jewish background. Today he shares a post on the Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashanah.
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Rosh Hashanah. Translated for you hebraically-challenged types or even you members of the tribe who zoned out during hebrew school or the Rabbi’s sermons, it means “The Head of The Year”,. The Jewish New year is considered by some to be the birthday of creation, by others the celebration of the birth of mankind, but whatever your interpretation, everyone agrees that it is the beginning of the new year on the jewish calendar. It is a time of year to step out of the regular hectic flow of our daily lives and simultaneously appreciate the blessings that we have while reflecting on who we are, where we’ve been, and where we’re headed.
Positioned as such, that makes the holiday part New Year celebration and part Thanksgiving gathering. And what, you may ask, could be more appropriate during a time of reflection and renewal than to share the gift of flowers with our jewish brothers and sisters in the midst of their High Holiday season. The miracle of flowers’ growth and singular beauty is so prevalent that we almost take it for granted, and so just as this time of year serves as a reminder to our jewish brothers and sisters to stop, be thankful and renew our personal resolves to be better parents/children/siblings/friends/people, so can we appropriately and thoughtfully celebrate that process by gifting a symbol of it to our Jewish family and friends with flowers. Shana Tovah, as we say in the tribe – “Good Year”!.
- Jon Bornstein
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Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Monday September, 17th 2012. Exotic Flowers will be gracing the tables throughout Sharon, Newton and their surrounding towns.