One of the nicest parts of living in New York is that with people of so many cultures and faiths, there is always something to celebrate.
As it is now the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, we can all join in and reflect on our life and decide we will have the sweetest New Year.
Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, followers of the Islamic faith and people of all other faiths in New York
have many, many rituals in common that are part of celebrating the New Year
The first among these is reflection, looking back over the year past and absorbing the lessons.
Then the giving of thanks for the blessings already received and finally earnest commitment to the New Year and all the goodness, prosperity and safety it will bring.
There’s also a lot of noise associated with New Year. For Jews it is the ram’s horn, for the Chinese it is firecrackers, for Christians it is bells and for many others it is various exotic musical instruments that are part of their faiths. To everyone in New York Happy New Year whenever yours is held and the more of them we can celebrate right through the year the more often we will reflect, thank and celebrate. LIKE how many people of different faiths live in New York.