Rosh Hashana is almost upon us and there are different sentiments and feelings in the air. Some want to repent from all their sins right now, others contemplate the holiness of the day, while others use a different approach to the “Jewish New Year.” As always, there is no right or wrong approach. Everyone has something they can work on, whether it’s more Torah study, different Torah study, more mitzvos to be observed, more prayers, more focus on prayers, better relationships and the list goes on. Does anyone know what HaShem really wants from them? This has got to be the toughest question man will ever face. What, HaShem, do You want from me right now?
While all of the above suggestions may answer the question, ultimately, HaShem wants us to be the best we can be (I’ve heard that expression before) . This Rosh HaShana, if you can be who you are meant to be, you have succeeded in crowning HaShem as Your King. The King of all Kings desires that we be kings in Torah, mitzvos, relationships and in revealing His Majesty in this world. Yes, מלכותך מלכות כל עולמים, Your Kingship is the Kingship of all the worlds, and man is a small world.
I wish you and all the Jewish People a genuine coronation of HaShem as our King and the Jewish People as a kingdom of priests and a Holy Nation.
We should all merit a Ksiva Vachasima Tova and a Gut Gebentched Yohr with all the Brachos you can ever imagine, with the arrival of Moshiach Tzidkeinu, speedily, in our days.