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The holiday of Rosh Hashanah, which starts this Wednesday, September 4th, celebrates the Jewish New Year and commences a period of reflection and soul-searching leading up to Yom Kippur. The cornerstone of prayer during this time is a silent and sincere conversation with the Almighty and with ourselves in which we take responsibility for our actions. This process of deliberate introspection is illustrative of the Jewish concept of a personal relationship with God through a process of humble accounting.
Rosh Hashanah, the holiday celebrating the Jewish New Year, creates a rhythm of continuity for Jewish history and allows us the opportunity to chronicle the triumphs and trials of our time. It is a time of reflection, a time of hope and prayer, and a time for family. The day affords us ample opportunity to reflect on the past year of remarkable growth at Touro, for which the entire Touro family can be very proud. I hope you will join me in praying for and working toward many more years of continued success.