Happy New Year! This week marked the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. This holy day is celebrated by blowing a shofar, a trumpet made from a ram’s horn. The sound of the shofar is said to wake up the soul! This week, I visited our Lower School, asking the kids: “What do you think it means to wake up the soul?” The replies were meaningful and inspiring from our youngest students:
“Waking up the soul is deciding to have a good day or a bad day. You decide with your attitude!”
“Waking up the soul is like letting the real you come out.”
“Waking up the soul is like a butterfly coming out of a cocoon.”
We all need reminders to stay awake, to stay aware, to stay present. How do you wake up your soul?
Shanah tovah! May you have a good year!
— Mirza Khan, Director of Philosophy, Ethics, and World Religions