Ketiva Vahatima Tova to All my Readers
5774 has been a tough year for all of Kelal Yisrael. Abraham Foxman called it an annus horribilis. With the boys being kidnapped and murdered, rockets flying everywhere causing mass panic and some injuries and deaths, soldiers getting killed, anti-Semitism rising, new, massive terrorist groups emerging, Iran gaining more legitimacy for itself, Turkey's becoming more anti-Israel and anti-Semitic by the day, we had no one to turn to but our Father in Heaven. We hope that, as we say in Ahot Ketana, תכלה שנה וקללותיה and תחל שנה וברכותיה (may the outgoing year and its curses end and may the new year and its blessings begin).
5775 gives us new hope for a better tomorrow. There will surely be wars to be fought, but unlike some of the wars Israel has fought in the recent past, G-d willing, these wars will have definitive, positive resolutions to them. Those will, in turn, G-d willing, lead to the real war to end all wars (unlike the first war so described a century ago).
We ask Hashem to accept our prayers in Selihot every day:
Tizku Leshanim Rabot, Ne'imot VeTovot.
Ketiva Vahatima Tova.
A gut gebenched yahr.