This Shabbos is the last Shabbat of the Jewish calendar year. It is called Shabbos Selichot because on Saturday night we begin to say special supplications called Selichot, (which means forgiveness) beseeching G-d to bless the New Year that it should truly be a good year.
When Rabbi Jordan Hersh’s grandfather, Joseph Goldstein, lived in Poland, thugs there picked Easter to beat up Jews. Our own fellow citizens chose the day for the presidential election certification to rampage our Capitol and beat up Capitol police and anyone else who got in their way.
The Jewish stars aligned, politically speaking, on November 3, 2020 and January 5, 2021.