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.
The process of atonement also demands that we turn outward to the world around us. From this perspective, these holy days encourage 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 our fasting and prayers for Yom Kippur lead us to find ways to generate change for the better within ourselves and the world around us.
Gamar Chatimah Tovah
May you be sealed for blessings in the Book of Life