A sweet new start in a difficult pandemic year

 Apples and honey at Rosh Hashana symbolize sweetness as the faithful pray for goodness in the coming year.
Rabbi Yitzchak Sapochkinsky of Chabad of Westlake Village said that even during a pandemic the spiritual reflection during the Jewish new year is a “wake-up message” to meet life with positivity.
“We try to invoke as many symbols as possible of sweetness and goodness and positivity with the hopes that it will create a sweet year. It’s not just hocus pocus,” he said. “It’s a matter of...

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