"Today the world is born" MUG
“Today the world is born.” ― Rosh Hashanah liturgy
White glossy ceramic mug
- 11 oz.
- Printed on all sides
Click on the image at left to see a close-up of both sides of the mug.
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"Hayom harat olam"—"Today the world is born”—is recited as part of the Rosh Hashanah service. Rabbi Angela Buchdal of Central Synagogue wrote in 2012:
“… Today, this holiday of Rosh Hashanah, is all about creation, about the birth of this year, and of ourselves. We’re not only supposed to recharge and reflect, but to re-create. Words from our High Holiday liturgy proclaim: “Hayom harat olam!—Today the world is born!”
Notice that those Hebrew words, “hayom harat olam,” are uttered in the present tense. Today the world is born. This is not only the anniversary of the day the world was created, some 5,773 years ago (give or take a few billion); Rosh Haahanah marks an ongoing creation that is happening right now. It is the mandate for creation today, this year, this moment, for each one of us."
Creation, as this prayer reminds us, happens not just one day of the year, but every single moment of every day. It’s never to early or too late to re-discover what’s new in our own souls, and to renew our lives in whatever way we need.