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.