During these Days of Awe, we are invited to turn inward. We occupy ourselves in prayer, fasting, spiritual growth and atonement. These ten days between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur are a time to focus on internal matters as we seek to change ourselves for the better.
These days are also a time to consider our responsibilities to the world around us. Inspired by the teachings of this season, we
collectively take responsibility in repairing a broken world around us. From this perspective, the High Holidays serve to remind us to open our eyes to oppression, to open our ears to the cries of others and extend our hearts and our hands to those who need us.
With a spirit of contrition and renewal, may each of us approach the final days of this season humbled by our failings and awed by our capacity to be instigators for change in the world.
Gamar Chatimah Tovah
May you be sealed for blessings in the Book of Life