Mincha of Erev Rosh Hashana is said in the very last minutes of the year. Yet in the Shemoneh Esrei of this final Mincha we pray “Bless on our behalf – O Hashem, our God – this year…,” though all that is left of the year are just a few short minutes!
This teaches us that every minute counts, as our Sages put it, “Yeshuas Hashem keheref ayin, Hashem’s help comes in the blink of an eye.” Even in the last minute of the year, His salvation can come in an instant. ~ R’ Shalom of Belz – The Sar Shalom
Shana Tova to everyone!