To my friends and those who are like family who celebrate the Head of the Year tonight I offer a wish that I have wished many times before: May your year be filled with the tartness of apples and the sweetness of honey; may your blessings be as numerous as the seeds of the pomegranate and the fish of the sea; may your happiness be as intoxicating as a flagon of good wine; may your laughter be as joyful as a sounding trumpet; and may there always be a candle to ban the darkness from your life.
And as in years past to all my family, friends, and loved ones regardless of faith or practice I extend the traditional Sephardic greeting:
Tizku Leshanim Rabbot
May you merit many years.
The response being:
Pleasant and good ones.