Hear Rabbi Jack and Rebbitzine Shira Melul the discuss Rosh Hashanah (ראש השנה), the holiday of positivity and the meaning behind the blessings and holiday as a whole.
In a few word, both explain that the word shanah come from the Hebrew word shinoy (שינוי), which translates to change. The main focus of Rosh Hashanh is positivity and change. How can one go about change? The best way is to take a look back, reflect, and see what needs to be done in order to change, grow, and progress. But, it is also better to first look at the positive elements one possesses and the strength they hold as a person. That is what Rosh Hashana is about. Starting the year out on a positive note, reflecting on how well the year before was, figuring out what needs work, and then working on growing and changing all the way through Yom Kippor (יום כיפור).
The blessings of Rosh Hashanah play a big role in the things we hope and pray for for the next year. Focusing on the positive things and the happy New Year we wish for ourselves, our families, and am israel (עם ישראל).
May you all have shanah tova o matoka (שנה טובה ומתוקה),
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