Today marks the start of Rosh Hashanah as our Jewish patients and staff celebrate the new year. Rev. Gary Newman, Jewish Chaplain at our Trust, shares his thoughts on the holiday this year and his wishes for us all to have good health:
“It gives me great pleasure to be able to write this new year message. However it's very much with mixed feelings and emotions as we reflect on the last few months of the Jewish year. Each and every one of us has been faced with many, many challenges due to Covid 19.
The Jewish new year is indeed the re-birth of the entire world. We ask the Almighty to inscribe each and every one of us in the book of life. We ask for peace and tranquillity, good health together with a better relationship and understanding with our fellow human beings. We reflect on the year that has gone and prepare ourselves for the new year. We hope we can better ourselves in serving the Almighty and building better and stronger relationships with our fellow human beings.
One of our main focuses has to be good health. My blessing to everyone of every denomination is to have good health, peace and tranquillity and the entire world should be free of coronavirus enabling us all to enjoy life once again and be reunited with our family and friends in good health.
May I take this opportunity of wishing you all a l'shana tova a very healthy sweet and happy new year. May the entire world only experience good health peace and tranquillity.”