It’s another Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish communities in the United States and across the planet would be celebrating the birth of the world and the new year.
This celebration ushers the new year and it is time for the Jewish communities to sit back and reflect, repent and renew all vows and resolutions concerning the new year.
It is a time to look at how far you have come and what you have achieved for yourself and humanity since the last time you celebrated Rosh Hashanah. This past year has seen encouraging progress for our nation, the United States.
More Americans are securing the dignity of a good-paying job, especially digital jobs. With COVID-19 no longer the same disruptive threat it was, families can once more gather around the Rosh Hashanah dinner table and sit together in their synagogues.
At the same time, we have much more work to do to realize the values that bind us as Americans and to restore the soul of our nation.
In the coming year, we must not only look inward but also look at each other. We must rebuild our communities through empathy and acts of kindness, bridging the gap between the world we see and the future we seek.
Jill and I offer our warmest wishes to everyone celebrating Rosh Hashanah in the United States, Israel, and around the world. May your prayers be heard and your faith revitalized—and may we all be inscribed in the Book of Life. Shana Tovah.