Rosh Hashana lets us to think about whatever happened since the beginning of the year, and how we want to continue from here. Rosh Hashana is also the beginning of Aseret Yemei Teshuva (Ten Days of Repentance) in which we repentance and ask for forgiveness from the people that we may have offended throughout the year. This holiday which will get to it's climax on Yom Kippur lets us start the year on a blank page. Therefore, all of us, freshman and seniors, people who are new to town, and people who have been here for some time will start the year on the same level. I think that this enables us to meet new people, to experience new things, and and try to succeed in whatever we do.
So try and think of one thing that you would want to accomplish this year and follow it through. One of my goals for this year is to make Israel even more prominent on campus, and as I have witnessed up to now, all of us are doing a pretty good job.
I will end by wishing all of you "תכלה שנה וקללותיה, תחל שנה וברכותיה" (May the end of the year bring an end to all misfortune and may the new year bring with it much blessing!)
Israel Program Coordinator