On the New Year, we wish each other a good entry in the Book of Life. According to tradition, all human actions are recorded in heaven. We want to be recorded in the good book for the righteous and not in the book of the wicked. Therefore, we wish this to each other when wishing a happy New Year.
In the Rosh Hashanah prayer, there are words: “Happy is the man who does not forget You.” What should we not forget? We should not forget about love for each other and connection. After all, the main rule of the Torah is to love your neighbor as yourself. Especially on Rosh Hashanah at the beginning of the new year, we want everything to be soaked in honey, sweet, kind, and good and we wish each other a good year.
By getting closer to each other, we get closer to the upper force, to the Creator. If we failed to do this last year, then we want to come to this in the new year by getting closer to each other and through this to come closer to the Creator, which is the most important thing.
The essence of Rosh Hashanah is to crown the Creator as the only ruler in this world. It is clear that the Creator is one, single, and special force acting in all of reality, and this is a fact that does not require our consent.
Yet, on the other hand, we ourselves want to feel that the Creator is the greatest force in the world, which determines everything. We want to be His servants, who unquestioningly fulfill His orders.
We want the Creator to rule over the entire world, that is, over all our desires one hundred percent. This is what we consider to be a good new year for ourselves.
From KabTV’s “The World” 8/24/21