God, Who looks into the heart, on seeing the determination behind these good resolutions, will send His blessing for their realization in the fullest measure – in joy and gladness of heart and affluence, materially and spiritually.
Shanah Tovah Umetukah
L’shanah Tovah! Happy Rosh Hashanah to our fellow Jewish friends! On October 2, at sundown, the celebrations for the Jewish New Year, the first of the High Holy Days will begin. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration, which begins on the first day of Tishrei, the first month of the civil year, and the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year in the Hebrew calendar. Tishrei usually occurs in September-October on the Gregorian calendar.
This day is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, and their first actions toward the realization of humanity’s role in God’s world. Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar (a hollowed-out ram’s horn) and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey to evoke a “sweet new year.”