I will not be writing a specific blog post for the High Holidays, though in the next couple of weeks I WILL be posting my High Holiday sermons. So keep on the lookout for those. In the meantime, I wanted to take a moment and wish you all a:
So much has changed since last Rosh Hashanah; the world almost looks entirely different. And just in the last few weeks, we've felt the awesome power of nature in the form of hurricanes, storm surges, and earthquakes. We do not know what the year ahead will bring, but we pray fervently for peace, harmony, tranquility, courage, unity, strength, acceptance, and all good things. We cannot predict the future, but we can fortify ourselves for its inevitable challenges, and open ourselves up to its joys, blessings, and opportunities. Let us each work on ourselves a little bit more, and strive to love those around us with a bit more honesty, vulnerability, humility, and gratitude.
May it truly be a Shanah Tovah u'Metukah, a Happy, Healthy, Sweet, and Blessed New Year.
Rabbi Jeremy Gerber