Yom Kippur teaches us that the words we say, and how we speak them, matter.
On the surface, a day when we restrict our sensory pleasures and spend all day in services, much of it standing, hardly seems like a day of freedom.
Without owning up to what we’ve done, how can we ensure that we won’t do it again? And if you’re going to do it again, what’s the point of apologizing?
Repentance requires that we embrace a change in our identity in three difference areas.
Our true home is not something we need to “find.” There’s no search to run, no listing portal to scour, no properties to tour.
Yom Kippur teaches us the value of forgiveness. Cultivating compassion and loving-kindness to forgive others is great. But it must start within.
How do we ask for forgiveness if we are unable to offer it to others? If we can change, isn’t it fair to assume others can also change?