Make A Promise: To Work For Peace And Justice For Israelis & Palestinians
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins on Friday night. It is the start of a ten day period of reflection ending on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, when we contemplate the year that has passed, and make commitments for the year to come.
We at Jewish Voice for Peace are using these ten days to reflect on our work over the past year, and to re-commit ourselves to work even more effectively to bring about a world in which Israeli and Palestinian lives both matter, equally. Especially now, when Richard Goldstone's UN report has just been released highlighting war crimes commited during the assault on Gaza, and when cultural workers and academics from around the world are being terribly attacked for having the courage to speak up, we are especially inspired to redouble our efforts.
We invite you to take this moment to join us and Jews all around the world in this process of tshuvah, repenting for what has been, and turning toward a new hope and a new world.
What will you do to create a more just world for all people? What vision do you hope for in the coming year?
Please go to our website to share your own commitments and be inspired by others:
Tell the world what you hope for, and how you will commit to bringing into being the world of justice we all seek.
L'Shana Tova u'Metuka
A peaceful, just and sweet New Year - for everyone. May you and your loved ones be written in the book of life, and may our efforts to end the occupation and bring about justice for all bear fruit in the coming year.
In solidarity and hope,
Jewish Voice for Peace