Here is a special message shared by Prime Minister Trudeau for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah
May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our ancestors, that you renew for us a good and sweet year
Rosh Hashanah isn’t just about being new, it’s about a change.
“The holiness of Rosh Hashanah becomes one with the holiness of Shabbos, giving this Rosh Hashanah a new dimension and content, which — in view of Rosh Hashanah being the “head” of the year, as mentioned above — must influence the daily life throughout the year…”
“Man possesses a body and а soul. And just as there is material poverty (in food, clothing and shelter), so there is spiritual poverty, where the deficiency is in spiritual things…”
Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the New Year in the Jewish faith. Far and wide, the trumpet of the shofar signals both a time of reflection and repentance.
I pray that the High Holy Days are filled with God’s peace, love, and mercy. We wish a blessed and happy New Year to all those observing Rosh Hashanah.
Wishing your Jewish friends happy new year is as easy as saying L’Shana Tova, which means “For a good year”
If you want to express the same sentiment but more elaborately, this phrase means “A good and sweet year.”
On Rosh Hashanah it is written… On Yom Kippur it is sealed. May it be written and may it be sealed that you have a new year that brings fulfillment and happiness, peace and prosperity – all of life’s very best things. Have a Happy, Healthy New Year!