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Rosh Hashana

Close your eyes and imagine what the world must have looked like on the first day of creation. Pristine, fresh, untainted, healthy and unpolluted. Man is created. He is naive, pure and innocent. His face shines from the goodness of his unadulterated soul. His tongue is holy because he has never told a lie. His heart can only love because he has not learned how to hate. Don't we all wish we were there? Don't we all wish we could catch a whiff of the freshest air in history? Welcome to Rosh Hashanah. HaYom Haras Olam! Today the world is created. It's a new world. Today we can start afresh, our hearts and souls can be renewed, our relationships can begin again and even our environment can change. Today we can be rejuvenated with the same exuberance and enthusiasm that we have when we start an exciting new project. The world does not have to be at war. Jews don't have to be fighting with each other. Today the world is created afresh. HaYom Haras Olam!
Rabbi Yaacov Haber