Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It is a time of introspection, repentance and new beginnings. If you have the day off today, I hope you have planned some deep rest and renewal. You can learn more about this holiday and its traditions here.
We all make mistakes and wish we could change the past. Jewish tradition allows for this special day to reflect on what we would like to change in our lives, our relationships, our way of behaving. It is easy to blame others, corporations, the government, the Republicans, the Democrats, Wall Street, for our unhappiness (so much material there!), but we do have a lot of power to create joy in our lives even in the midst of hard times. Let us look to the ways we can create more happiness for ourselves and others this day and in the year ahead.
To all of our members and friends at NSUU from Jewish heritage, I wish you Shanah Tova (Good New Year!) and many blessings in the year to come.