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Rabbi Nosson Scherman



29 Sep 2010

A guten kvitel

"The seventh day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, 21st day of Tishrei, is known as Hoshana Rabbah (Aramaic: הוֹשַׁעְנָא רַבָּא, "Great Hoshana/Supplication"). This day is marked by a special synagogue service, the Hoshana Rabbah, in which seven circuits are made by the worshippers with their lulav and etrog, while the congregation recites Hoshanot...
Hoshana Rabbah is known as the day of the final sealing of judgment which began on Rosh Hashana. The Zohar says that while the judgment for the new year is closed on Yom Kippur, it is not "sealed" until the end of Sukkot (i.e., Hoshana Rabbah, the last day of Sukkot), during which time one can still repent. Consequently, the blessing which Jews give each other on Hoshana Rabbah, פסקא טבא (piska tava), which in Yiddish is "A guten kvitel", or "A good note", is a wish that the verdict will be positive."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoshana_Rabbah

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