On the Jewish calendar, the year 5768 begins at sundown this evening. As I prepare to participate in synagogue services, I am thinking about the year just past and all the good things that happened. But those feelings are tempered by memories of those no longer with us who have been so much a part of my life.
Each year is a new beginning and the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur provide an opportunity to cleanse the soul, ask for forgiveness for the collective transgressions of all people, and pray for a better year ahead . . . for everyone on earth.
L'Shana Tovah. Have a good and sweet year.