Tonight marks the start of the Jewish new year, 5770. I look back at my thoughts from last year with another year’s worth of perspective.
We’ve survived economic meltdowns, a momentous presidential election, and other global upheaval. We’ve seen unemployment rise dramatically, established American corporations fall drastically, and civility in public discourse all but disappear.
In spite of that, the sun kept shining, the country kept rolling, and the Federal Reserve tells us the recession is over.
My message from last year still applies:
To everyone, including all my friends, relatives and colleagues who are celebrating the holiday, I wish you a sweet and joyful new year, filled with health and happiness, peace and prosperity.
Whether or not you are Jewish, this is a great time to turn over a new leaf, start anew, reengage, reinvigorate, reinvent. Tomorrow is the first day of a new year–a time to take charge of your life and move forward in a positive manner.
So here is to a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous new year for everyone everywhere. L’shanah tovah.