L’Shanah Tovah!

1 Tishri 5775

L’Shanah Tovah, everyone.

It is a new year, and time to be a sanctuary. That’s what the rabbi’s sermon at my shul was about tonight.

So, I make these resolutions for the new year:

… to be a sanctuary to myself, and a safe place to land when things are hard.

… to be a sanctuary to my partner and my best friend, that they might find peace and comfort.

… to be a sanctuary to my daughters, that they might find help and understanding.

… to be a sanctuary to my friends, that they might find companionship and connection.

… to be a sanctuary to my students, that they might find wisdom and knowledge.

And finally, to be a sanctuary to Adonai, that he might dwell beside and within me, and that I might learn the thirteen attributes of mercy in the coming year.

L’shanah tovah tikatevu – May you all be inscribed and sealed for a good year.



Filed under Conversion Process, Jewish Practices

2 responses to “L’Shanah Tovah!

  1. Jenn

    I like this a lot. I think also your words here provide a sanctuary for all who are searching for or struggling with or embracing Judaism, whether the readers are prospective Jews or Jewish for many years. Thanks for all the sharing you do. Shana tova u’metuka, a good sweet year to you and your family.

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