's Question of the Day

What will you be thinking about on Rosh Hashanah as the shofar blows and you will be standing before God in judgment?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Comments (25)

(20) David Chester, September 12, 2018 1:58 PM

Soul Influence

I will be wondering if this loud trumpeting sound will actually get through to my soul, and cause it to influence my physical behavior to do something of religious significance for the New Year.

(19) joe wall, September 11, 2018 9:57 PM

dark bitter thoughts

will I be forgiven me for thinking unheavenly dark thoughts

(18) Nathan Smith, September 10, 2018 9:55 PM

What will I be thinking

That the Almighty, Bless be He, turn toward me and show grace and mercy with favor, even though I will not be worthy of His Blessings

(17) willians, September 10, 2018 12:29 PM

When the chofar sounds, I'll be thinking about the person next to me and saying that when it's time to die, to say that to die without fear and to die happy because his presence brings me joy ... I want him to be a Jewish person ... let it be reuven kadoshi!

(16) MILLIE, September 9, 2018 6:44 PM


That I pray that I will be inscribes for a year of better health so that I will be able to pull out of the depression caused by 7 years of illness, of cancer, of surgeries.

(15) Avi G., September 9, 2018 12:10 PM

Help me Hashem

Help me Hashem to find my way out of pain. Help me learn to come closer to you and have unconditional faith in you.

(14) Jonatan, September 9, 2018 10:19 AM

I will ask for forgiveness if not meet our forefathers faithful unto Hashem,but may Ad_ni remember us as the line generation who make Hashem Vow everlasting love that HE never abandoned through living world we living.

(13) Orli, September 9, 2018 3:44 AM

Before H-SHEM, I'm standing...

All I want is to be faithful to my King,the Creator of my soul and to fulfill my mission with joy....

(12) Darlene Zink, September 8, 2018 3:58 AM

Overwhelmed with His love and mercy!

When on Judgment Day as I stand before Him I will be so happy as He finds me not guilty. I don't know if I will be able to stand or if I will be on my face worshiping Him. I know I will be overwhelmed with His love and mercy!

(11) Raymond, September 7, 2018 3:33 PM

Two Thoughts

The two thoughts that I tend to have when hearing the shofar blown on Rosh HaShana, is my amazement that anybody has the talent and the strong lungs necessary to blow the shofar in the first place, plus I am in awe of how the entire congregation becomes almost deathly silent during the blowing of the shofar. I just wish that they had that level of reverence during the entire davening service, over the course of the entire year.

(10) Adam, September 7, 2018 2:05 PM


I will hope pray I have been worthy of the many blessings I have received this year.

(9) MICHEL HEIM, September 7, 2018 12:40 PM



Yes I will be thanking Hashem for this beautiful Creation, our , WORLD (PLANET EARTH)
And also like I always do, Thank him for making me born a JEW.

(8) Anonymous, September 7, 2018 4:37 AM


Thank you for Blessing me, my love ones with a good life.
Thank you for taking care of me my whole life
Thank you for every breath I take
Thank you for always being with me.
Thank you for the life I have. I am very Grateful.

(7) Anonymous, September 6, 2018 7:13 PM

That I know G-D who is Merciful

That I know G-D who is Merciful

(6) Gershom, September 6, 2018 6:02 PM

I'll be thinking about - what G-Ds given us.

When the Shofar blows - as G-D instructed us to do on this day - and we are calling out to Him. I will be thinking about - what G-Ds given us - that we - can thank Him for.
I will also be thinking about - concentrating on trying to hear and understand - every word and nuance - of what He has to say to us - from His Torah.

Anonymous, September 7, 2018 3:37 PM

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Gershom, September 8, 2018 7:15 PM

I - will be praying ...

I - will be praying that - you - will have much loftier thoughts - about all mankinds - and your relationship - with G-D.
And asking G-D - to bless you with all your needs - and ability to serve Him.

(5) Shoshana, September 6, 2018 5:48 PM

creation and recreation

I will be remembering that the first man, Adam, was created by H-shem's blowing into him the soul, which was a part of H-shem's
essence. And I will be praying, "Please H-shem, as You created the First Man through blowing, please recreate me into the person I really want to be, through this Shofar blowing, because inside is the real me that wants to be good and do Your will, and please on this first day or the new year, let me be like a newly created baby, without sins."

(4) roslyn blumberg, September 6, 2018 5:32 PM

all I ask of g-d is good health for me and my family and Peace in Israel and the world

(3) K.H. Ryesky, September 6, 2018 5:30 PM

When are we getting out?

I will be thinking about how they (the one particular shaliach tzibur AND those who facilitate him) habitually and intentionally extend the Rosh HaShanah davening. One year they kept us to 3:45 PM!

[Imponderable: Is it permitted to fast until that late in the day on Rosh HaShanah?].

Unlike most people, I am not polite; I say what many other people are thinking.

Raymond, September 7, 2018 3:35 PM

I totally agree with you

I totally agree with you, so much so that I think that one of the advantages that Christians have over us Jews, is that the Christian Church service, is over much faster than is our Jewish prayer service. I for one do not have the patience to be in shul for more than about two hours., which is why I tend to come late to davening.

K.H. Ryesky, September 8, 2018 10:10 PM

Trying to be late

Raymond, no matter how hard I try to be the last one to arrive, there always is somebody who shows up after me.

Raymond, September 14, 2018 9:47 PM

That Is Very Funny

That is both funny as well as comforting to hear, that I am not the only one who feels that way. In fact, since it is confession time, I will admit to usually favoring those shuls that have a Kiddush after the davening...and the bigger the Kiddush, the more I am drawn to going there.

(2) Linda Laflamme Neska, September 6, 2018 3:40 PM

no thinking

Hopefully, I will not be thinking...but that the music of the shofar flows thru me into every cell in my body and soul.

(1) Hadassa Ruiz, September 6, 2018 3:04 PM

Thank You Hashem

This Rosh Hashana I will stand and thank Hashem in advance for all of the wonderful blessings that He will shower us with in the coming year. I will ask to be given the ability to come closer to Him, and I will ask for a blessing for the Jewish people. I will just tell Him that I love Him.


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