A Time for New Beginnings – Shana Tova! Happy New Year!

Rosh HaShana literally means “the head/beginning of the year”. It is celebrated differently than the new year of January first. There is prayer, self examination, repentance, and joy. Not a wild heady joy, but a joy of accomplishment, of aspirations and hopes. It includes our relationships with friends, family, our spouse, our children. It helps us to look back and then move on and look ahead. It is no coincidence that the Jewish New Year falls on the date that man was created (the 6th day of creation). According to Jewish tradition the world was created in order for mankind to sanctify it. Each New Year we take a short break to remember why we’re here and to move forward and aim high for the upcoming year.

Published: September 11, 2015
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