world seems a bleak place as Rosh Hashana, the new year of the world approaches.
One year ago Yasser Arafat launched his Jihad against Israel and the Jewish
People. Terrorist strikes now hit us every day. But not only Israel and the Jews
are the victims of terrorism, in horrific strikes America has been targeted. How
do we continue? The answer is based on hope. The image above of the Rimon,
the pomegranate, last one clinging when all else are gone is a symbol of
hope. Even in a desolate landscape the fruit opens and the promise of the seeds
is there:the coming season will be fruitful. Let us dip our challah and
apples into honey so that even in these bleak times we do not despair and taste
the sweetness of hope. Let the seeds of that hope bear fruit, and likewise our
prayers for civilization and peace.
--Reva Sharon (Jerusalem).