Note: this is the text of Rabbi Brian Field’s sermon delivered on Erev Rosh Hashanah 2014/5775
Tonight it is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. New years are powerful times to both look back and to look forward. 5774 is a year now passed. In a classic image, 5774 is a book now sealed. We’re also looking out into a new year stretching out before us. It’s a book yet to be written, a time of not knowing: we just don’t know what the new year will bring. What’s it like to not know?