This Shabbos, we will celebrate Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year. We will celebrate, but with sobriety and solemnity, because our Tradition teaches that G-d Judges the world and each individual on this great day. It is a time for turning away from past errors, and charting a new path. It is a time for new starts — yes, “New Year’s Resolutions” are very much in line with Jewish Tradition, as long as we resolve to keep them!

Please take a look at our Rosh Hashana articles at and listen to our Rosh Hashana audio at

When looking back over my personal successes and failures, I cannot help but reflect upon, and be humbled by, the incredible merit of serving as the catalyst through which so much Torah is shared with so many. To Rabbi Dixler our Program Director, to each and every teacher, to those who edit and send our classes, books, and thank you notes, to the software developers, graphic designers, and technicians who keep us in operation, to everyone who prints or forwards our material, and to every student who reads it, please accept my personal thanks for your participation in Project Genesis and its family of websites. Let us share hopes for an inspirational and happy Holiday, as well as the traditional blessing that everyone be written and sealed in the Book of Life for a happy and sweet year.

L’Shana Tova!

Rabbi Yaakov Menken
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