Well, another year has passed and as it does, we first should be thankful to begin another. This year has been a difficult one, because as you age you lose more friends and family. Those you know have experienced illness and stress. So, what should this year’s message be?
Promise to renew your relationships; call, email and don’t forget a birthday. For me Rosh Hashanah is filled with memories of family and friends at home, at the synagogue, or just looking at all pictures.
Memories that have been the treasure of my days. Make a promise to reconnect with what being Jewish means to you and yours. Think about what you do to fulfill your responsibility to make your world a better place and lastly have gratitude. That will ensure the coming year will give you and those important to you peace.
Mike Leven is founder of Jewish Future Pledge.