A few lessons I took from Yom Kippur this year.
- Teshuvah begins with forgiving everyone else for being imperfect.
- You can’t have true teshuvah without approaching life with a feeling of gratitude. That’s actually a core tenet of success, and opens the road to humility.
- My problem is pride. The antidote is reflection, gratitude, humility, and study.
- I have allowed my relationship with Hashem to whither a bit. That is the true source of my discontent.
Now if only I can keep those in mind over the next year.
- This is an awesome chart about Yom Kippur. Really. (washingtonpost.com)
- Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2013 (algemeiner.com)
- Biking on Yom Kippur: An Israeli Tradition (seasuitesblog.com)