Some words from the Rabbi:
Hello and welcome to the Brondesbury Park online community. The festival season has arrived! The blend of emotion starting with the solemnity of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur morphing into the joy of Succot is powerfully captured by the adage of a Chassidic master who observed ‘If you feel more distant from G-d this Rosh Hashana than last, ask yourself who has moved’. The solemnity at the start of the month is the realisation that we are more distant. The joy which follows is the result of having concluded that it is indeed us who has moved, coupled with the resolve to draw closer and refresh our connection with G-d. May we feel the distance in order to be able to appreciate the closeness. Wishing you a Shana tova umetukah!