"Tishri [the month that begins with the High Holy Days] is a joyous month, but it starts out serious. We're praying to be sealed for a good year. That's not to be taken lightly. The more good deeds we do, the more merits put us in good stead. Ultimately, Hashem [God] is the one who seals us. But it depends on us. We have the power to change the decree through prayer, repentance and charity."
James D. Davis, Sun Sentinel