Today is Rosh Hashanah - the start of
the Jewish New Year. As every New Year we reflect on the past year and
express our hopes for the coming year. Last year's achievements and
pleasures have been overshadowed by the dread of the Covid pandemic
during the last 7 months. In spite of the difficulties, cuts in income,
restricted movement and other precautions our family's spirits remain
high and we meet physically as often as we safely can and
electronically almost every day.
On the larger scale, our country is in a mess. Our prime minister's
priority is evading his looming corruption trials and everything else
takes second place to this. Our Covid infection rate is soaring
and from yesterday we are in partial lockdown with of course
political concessions especially to the ultra-orthodox. Normalization
and "peace" with UAE and Bahrein is certainly an achievement (despite
its obvious political timimg both for Israel and USA) but the
real problem of peace with the Palestinians is nowhere near solution.
We can only hope that the coming year will reverse the frustrations and
disappointments of the last few months.
We wish all our
family and friends happiness, success and above all
good health in the year ahead of us. Le'shana tova!