Fall is around the corner and the countryside will soon be aglow in a cavalcade of colors as the leaves turn from green to a dazzling array of glorious red, yellow and orange and purple. The beauty of the changing leaves is as breathtaking as the spiritual wake-up call of Rosh Hasha-nah, our Jewish New Year. In the past few years many of us have been home due to COVID; what a blessing it will be to gather in our synagogues and pray together for a year of peace, prosperity, good health and blessings.
Rosh Hashanah’s happiness and sweet prayers echo a sense of rejuvenation and the long-awaited melody of the blowing of the Shofar reverberate sounds that reach into the depths of our heart.
As we return to a sense of normalcy, may each of us be enriched and enhanced by our rabbis, our cherished families and our dear friends. May our nurturing traditions of apples dipped in honey, round scrumptious challahs and sweet, delicious tzimmes encourage and enrich our children and grandchildren.
May our beautiful traditions pass from generation to generation – L’dor V’dor – and bring our families even closer together. May 5783 herald a year of peace, tranquility, personal fulfillment, and good health. May your apples and your life always be dipped in honey.
Renee Werbin is CEO of SRI Travel and publisher of Travel Girl magazine.