On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, we eat apples and honey as a symbol of the sweet year ahead we hope G-d will grant us.
.לשנה טובה תכתבי ותחתמי
L’shanah tovah tikatevi v’taihatemi.
.לשנה טובה תכתב ותחתם
L’shanah tovah tikatev v’taihatem.
May you and yours be inscribed and sealed [in the Book of Life] for a good and sweet new year.
Let us turn our heads heavenward and, while thanking Him for sparing so much human life, beseech G-d to restore health and wellbeing to those who are suffering!
Let us ask G-d for a Happy, Healthy and Sweet New Year for the entire universe! Our High Holiday prayers, we are taught, have an extraordinary effect on the year ahead – let’s seize the opportunity!
Let us make firm, tangible resolutions to better ourselves and increase our mitzvot, in both our interpersonal and our G-d-and-us relationships.
And let us all simply shower one another with blessings!
Thanks for being here. I’ll see you next week. Happy new year…