As the “Day of Atonement” approaches I invite you to reflect on two of my previously posted essays.
First, Yom Kippur: Time and Teshuva- A Place for Healing, which explores:
- The relationship between time and teshuva (repentance) and how we can change the past with actions from the present.
- The startling similarity between R. Kook and Nietzsche on the retroactive force of history- and healing the past.
- How Yom Kippur can provide a safe place for self-healing as it places us “outside of time.”
- How a traditionally somber day is actually one of the happiest.
- Why we read the Jonah story on Yom Kippur.