A note for posterity, to any future generations reading this: Rosh Hashanah 2020 is happening in the midst of a global pandemic!
When we reflect on this year past, and wonder about the year to come, it has more urgency for many of us than it may ever have has before. And of course, we are mourning those in our community who we’ve lost to COVID-19 along with those lost for all other reason.
Still, as Humanistic Jews, we approach our lives with hope and courage and meaningful purpose. The below images — also available as a downloadable/printable PDF here — offer an understanding of the meaning of the High Holidays for Humanistic Jews. We hope you find these words helpful.
We wish you and yours a sweet, happy, and most of all a healthy Jewish New Year.