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The Face Of Fall

Although the weather is still warm, fall is in full swing and it’s time to explore some of the...

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Although the weather is still warm, fall is in full swing and it’s time to explore some of the latest trends - think smoky eyes and warm-toned blushes or bold lips and soft eyes. Although trends come and go, it’s always fun to incorporate some new looks and tailor them to your personal style.

I recently came across the following story told by Rabbi Efrem Goldberg of Boca Raton. A 70-year-old woman had a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near-death experience and asked Hashem if her time was up. He told her directly that she had a bit over 23 years left to live. The woman figured she would take advantage of the situation and maximize her time in the hospital. She opted for a face-lift, liposuction, changed her hairstyle, and decided to get colored lenses to complete her total makeover. She thought this would be worthwhile since she had many more years on earth. When she came home from the hospital she was crossing the street and got hit by a car. Arriving at Hashem’s doorstep, she demanded, “I thought you said I have another 23 years left; why didn’t You save me from the speeding car?!” Hashem answered her, “I would have, but I couldn’t recognize you.”

As we head towards the days of judgement, we embark on the serious task of examining our lives and doing teshuvah for any wrongs we have committed throughout the year. Nevertheless, Rosh HaShanah is always filled with hope for the New Year, because Hashem is compassionate, forgiving, and willing to accept our prayers and repentance.