Rosh Hashana: Being a Mensch
As we begin the new Jewish year 5783, תשפ”ג, it reminds us of the clarion call to help each other in time of need. G-d blessed the world He created for all of us to enjoy the beauty of its resources from above and below. As we enjoy the gift of life, let us remember to be selfless and not selfish.
“כִּי אָמַרְתִּי עוֹלָם חֶסֶד יִבָּנֶה.”
As the Psalmist declares in Chapter 89, 3:
The world is built and sustained upon kindness.
As we pray for a good and blessed year during these High Holy Days, plan to be a partner with G-d by using your good will and talent to help and sustain our earthly home and humanity.
May you all be blessed and written for an enjoyable year.
שנה טובה ומבורכת!
Rabbi Tzvi Berkowitz
High Holiday Greetings 5783
In just a few weeks we will be ushering in the New Year of 5783, we thank G-d for having sustained us and kept us in life to reach this day.
For some of our members this has been a year of joy and happiness, for others, of sorrow and sadness.Yet each and everyone of us has indeed so much to be thankful.
In Jewish tradition we thank G-d each and every day that we experience the world and its pleasures.”Baruch Yom Yom- Blessed is G-d each and every day”
With spirit as we begin the New Year, we pray for a year of health, happiness and prosperity. May this year see an era of peace, calmness and tranquility not only for our blessed United States but for the entire world.May we also see an era of peace for our people in Israel and to all humanity.
May we individually, be thankful for life and its manifold blessings. In the High Holiday Prayer Book we find the following:
“O hearken to the call of the Shofar! Heed the message of G-d, Torah and tradition! Listen to the voices that speak to us, each in our own way. Seek faith and light wherever it maybe found. For yearning is the price of admission and salvation the promise of a new day.”!
On behalf of my dear wife, children and grandchildren we wish all our members and your dear families a year filled health, happiness and a very sweet year.