On the Shabbat before the arrival of each New Moon we are called upon to recite special blessings for the new month that is approaching. The only exception is this week, the Shabbat immediately prior to the New Moon of the Hebrew month of Tishri. Most of us know this New Moon by its more familiar name: Rosh Hashanah. Why is no blessing recited in anticipation the most significant New Moon of the whole year? According to tradition it is G-d who blesses this new month and thereby the New Year. May G-d bless this New Month and may the New Year bring peace, justice and contentment.
Wishing you and your loved ones a good and sweet New Year and may you be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Good Life.
L’Shana Tova and Shabbat Shalom,
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