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Rosh Hashanah: How You Know You Matter

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I once watched a YouTube video called, “A Reason to Stop Worrying — Watch This Whenever You’re Stressed or Anxious.” The narrator began by showing Earth in space, explaining that every person is somewhere on that rock. Then, he proceeded to zoom out further and further, showing Earth’s infinitesimal size relative to the never-ending space which consumes it all; as people, we are less than 1-7 billionth of that tiny speck he showed to be Earth. The narrator’s point was that, from a scientific point of view, we are so insignificant that we can’t even comprehend it, so we don’t matter, and our choices don’t matter. Hence, there’s no reason to worry. Rosh Hashanah shows that he could not be more wrong.

On Rosh Hashanah, as we all know, we are judged by Hashem. As it says in Masechet Rosh Hashanah, “A person is........

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