While preparing to record some of my favorite High Holiday tunes from the prayer service along with their deeper meaning, I was struck by something very telling. Almost all of our prayers are written in the plural. We are approaching G‑d not as individuals, but as one unit—a nation brought together by a common past, present and purpose.
This brought me to a second idea. Since we are all in this together, if some of us are missing, we are all missing. It’s not just enough for you and me to be in the synagogue and hear the shofar; every single Jewish man, woman and child needs to experience Rosh Hashanah.
Do you know someone who needs a place to pray? Please contact your local Chabad center. And if they cannot make it to synagogue, please ask about a shofar home visit. The Chabad rabbi will be glad to help, and you’ll be glad you did.
May it be G‑d’s will that we be inscribed for a good, sweet year—all of us together!
Aryeh Leib Hurwitz,
on behalf of the Chabad.org Team