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Happy New Year

Today is the beginning of the New Year according to the Jewish calendar, and I hope that everyone who reads this page has a year of peace and health, in their own lives, and those of all the people who are dear to them.  Gandhi said we should act to be the change we want to see in the world, and so I hope I can have the courage to speak and act for peace in the year ahead.

This Saturday is also the Muslim Feast of Eid, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.  This, too, is a joyous day and I hope it, too, is one of peace and health for all who celebrate it.

Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of the destruction of the Twin Towers.   My thoughts are with all who lost a beloved person that day; the grief will not disappear soon.  And for all those who so heroically risked their lives and their health in responding to the disaster, my thoughts are with you and your families.

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  • Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Salaam/Shalom

    Happy Rosh Hashanah to Ms Paretsky and friends of Jewish faith.
    Happy Eid Al-Mubarak to all Muslim friends.
    May America have continued peace.
    Peace in American means peace in the world too.

  • Happy New Year, Sara. I, too, hope for peace and good health for all.

  • genny from jersey

    Sara,I share your wish for peace and health for the new year. Your words were never needed more than they are right now.

  • Shirley

    It would be a lot happier New Year if we were out of Afghanistan!

  • Yes, if we were out of Afghanistan, and the tea party would quietly return to their sewers, and — a whole lot of other stuff.

  • Shirley

    “Body Work” is #9 on the NY Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List this week. Congratulations! That’s a nice place to be.

  • What a nice post. I’m thinking positive…can’t hurt.

    “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” (His Holiness the Dalai Lama)

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