Rosh Hashanah, Shanah Tovah, it’s New Year !
To all my many Jewish family, friends and colleagues, Shana Tova U’Metuka! Hebrew: שנה טובה; meaning “[I wish you to have a] good and sweet year”.
The High Holy Days which close with Yom Kippur, urge people to reflect on the previous 12 months: “It is a time to undertake an inventory of the soul, a cheshbon hanefesh, and to ask of ourselves and of each other questions that go beyond our own individual needs and desires.
What is Jewish New year?
For that matter who are Jews?
We don’t wish each other a “happy new year” so what does a Jewish New Year represent?