A Jewish man blows a shofar, a ram’s horn, while others pray as they perform a Rosh Hashanah ritual for casting sins upon the waters, in front of the Mediterranean Sea in Ashdod, Israel, on Sept. 29, 2011. (Ariel Schalit/AP)
Opinion writer

I will be off for a couple days in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. I’ll be back on Wednesday, but until then chat among yourselves. To my readers who are celebrating the holiday, I wish you a happy and sweet New Year!