Posted on | September 27, 2011 | By Mark Frankel | 1 Comment
The foundation of Judaism is that all existence is dependent on G-d who created, supervises and influences both the spiritual and physical realms of the universe.
In addition G-d created man who was given the tools and instructions to perfect and unify the physical world and connect it back to its G-dly source.
Every year, on the anniversary of the creation of man, G-d evaluates our progress in our mission both individually and collectively and judges what resources and events are necessary to help bring the world closer to its perfection.
Although the judgment is partially based on our past year’s performance, a major determinant is our commitment for the upcoming year.
To what degree are we committed to helping others and increasing our spiritual capabilities and to what degree will we succumb to the always present pull of ego-centricity and self-centered materialism.
The Shofar which was present at the giving of the Torah and will be sounded when we have succeeded in our mission, gives tribute today to the King of Kings.
The observance of the mitzvah of Shofar testifies that we are still committed to G-d’s plan and enables the spiritual judicial system to dismiss our mistakes for mitigating circumstances.
May we all increase our spiritual commitments and thereby merit to be inscribed and sealed for a good year.