Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”   Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is also called "Yom HaDin", the Day of Judgment. Traditionally, this is the day that God decides who should be written into the Book of Life. We also begin the process of reflecting on a whole year of triumphs and mistakes during the Days of Awe (the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur).  When we pause to reflect on our lives and judge our actions, we can start to change our lives and the lives around us. 

What’s one thing you were proud to have spoken up about in 5780—whether in a personal relationship, a friendship, at your workplace, or in the world at large? Conversely, what’s one thing you stayed quiet about in 5780? What would you like to speak up about more in 5781?

Blessing to Pursue Justice:
Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu ruach ha'olam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu lirdof tzedek.
We praise You, Eternal God, Spirit of the universe, who calls us to holiness through mitzvot, commanding us to pursue justice.

Booklet Section: New Year Blessings 
Source: Custom &Craft, Rebekah Lowin