Although the Jewish New Year is on Rosh Hashanah, we are encouraged to consider every day a new beginning. In fact, every moment of our day should be viewed as a new beginning, because—as discussed in Chassidic teachings—G-d continuously recreates the world at every moment, just as He did during the Six Days of Creation.
That’s why Jews always look to the future. Even if things weren’t going so well until a moment ago, we believe that G-d can make it all change for the better in the blink of an eye. Because if it’s all new, then it can be completely different than it was before.
So whether it’s January 1 or Tishrei 1 or March 27, consider starting over, turning a page, and looking towards a bright future for ourselves and our families.
Rabbi Yisroel Engel
Thought of the Week shared with permission from Chabad of Denver weekly post