Kitta Gimmel at Manhattan Day School called the White House last week and asked to speak directly to President Obama.
The operator who answered 202-456-1111, the White House Comments Line, said they could not speak directly to the president. and suggested they email or write a letter instead.
The message “rang” clear. Only select members of the government are privy to the “secret number” that reaches the president directly, yet we can all reach Hashem directly on a daily basis and even more so on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The White House switchboard is manned by professional operators but Hashem Himself listens to the tefillot of all of Am Yisrael.
During the months of Elul and Tishrei, the lines to Hashem are always open.