A Final Word on the Eve of Rosh Hashanah
We are so privileged:
- our faith, our God, helps us to be the best we can be. As Edmond Fleg wrote in the last century, Judaism requires no abdication of our minds.
- our tradition presents us with daily opportunities to live life with joy: simchah shel mitzvah, שמחה של מצוה, the joy of living a Jewish life . . . of being guided to count our blessings, to notice and embrace the holiness surrounding us, and to treasure and nurture the loving relationships in our lives.
- our community is our inspiration, the repository of our best efforts, best commitments, best values. With our community we celebrate, worship, learn, mourn and grow.
Let us be both honest with and respectful of each other.
Let us share a year of blessing, good health, fulfillment and achievement and let us devote the best of ourselves each to his or her own Kehillah K'doshah, Holy Community.
May the Kadosh Baruch Hu, the Holy One, bless you and all those you love with a new year of good health, peace, fulfillment and the love of family, friends and community.
L'shanah tovah tikateivu לשנה טובה תכתבו
Rabbi Amy Levin