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Closings: “Rosh Hashanah Benediction

Also appropriate as Benedictions

The Book of Life is open before us. It tells stories of sadness and happiness, despair and hope, stagnation and change, and a peaceful stillness that transcends both.

May you be written in the Book of Life. May you write your own name there, in shining ink stirred together from the tears of the past and the sweet flower essence of the hoped-for future. May you know who you have been and who you are and bless your future self with loving, brave intention.

L’shanah tovah—to a good new year.



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Last updated on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

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