Your words have the power to create or destroy. What are you saying?
Despite the fast and the restrictions, Yom Kippur is a joyous celebration of coming home.
Returning home is about rebuilding the interpersonal bridge that gets broken as a result of shame.
The period from Rosh Hashana through Yom Kippur is a spiritual homecoming.
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?