Rosh Hashanah Day One"The Hole in the Bagel"
"Winning is the Only Thing"
- As a flock of sheep. Just as sheep are counted one at a time for tithing purposes, so on Rosh Hashanah do we pass by God one-by-one.
- As at the pass of Bet Maron. The reference here is to particular mountain pass so narrow that if two people are talking together, when they reach the pass they must separate and go through individually. Again, the implication is that, however much we enter Rosh Hashanah together, when we reach the judgment, we must separate and be reviewed one by one.
- As the soldiers of the House of David. The army of King David is imagined as passing in review individually. There is nothing more uniform than an army, yet even here, everyone is an individual.