Today is the first day of the New Year for every Jew. While I personally don’t sit in Shul, I am aware that as Jew, it is my responsibility to own the day as part of my heritage. I am proud to be part of an ancient culture that has remained intact in part due to the celebration of it’s history. The traditional wish that is extended on this day is that the new year be “sweet,” a word I just love. I want to extend that wish to all my friends, colleagues and students, regardless of whether or not this specific holiday is special to you. I wish everyone of you “sweetness” all the days of your lives.
This article by Rabbi Rosenberg puts the holiday in context and explains a bit about the history of our calendar.