On Rosh Hashanah It Is Written
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began tonight. It is a time of
contemplation, repentance, an accounting of our sins. The Unetanetokef
Prayer reads, in part, "On Rosh Hashana it is written and on Yom Kippur
it is sealed...Who shall live and who shall die...who shall be at ease
and who afflicted." Repenting and deeds of kindness will affect our
fate, as they should. Gaza, Park51, Afghanistan, Bilin: Much work remains. L'Shana Tovah, Happy New Year.