Next week is Rosh Hashana, the Birthday of the World. Soon you get to eat apples and honey. You get to dip the round challah in the honey too -- my personal favorite. Some of you will spend the day at synagogue in your holiday best. Some of you may decide to celebrate in nature -- surrounded by the amazing gifts we receive from God all year. Like the trees, you've grown taller and stronger. You've also grown wiser and more aware of the world around you. Make a promise to the world as you grow stronger and wiser, the world will grow stronger too. You will keep it clean and protect it, and, in turn, the world will give you red apples, sweet honey and yellow wheat for challah. Sounds like a good deal to me!