Rosh Hashanah Poem
Rosh Hashanah - What's the Rush
(a Grace before the meal)
As we gather for this Yontif
Round the table, Tush to Tush,
With a fragrant meal before us-
Pause a moment-What's the rush?
Let's review the year just ended:
Contemplate our peccadillos
(And the good things on our plate)
Have I given in to Soddom
Or Gemorah this past year?
Have I snuggled with an intern
Causing shpilkas far and near?
Have I acted like a shnorrer,
Always asking for a buck?
Have I gossiped like a Yenta?
Do my friends think I'm a Schmuck?
Have I kept in check my ego,
Sacrificing for the group?
When my ailing neighbor kvetches
Do I bring her chicken soup?
Have I done my share of Mitzvas?
(I haven't been to Shul a lot)
Have I tried to be a Mench, or
Lit the candles on Shabbot?
Now begin ten days of Penance
When we face the Judge, by gosh.
But today's just Rosh Hashanah,
So enjoy, cause what's the rush!