This week’s Torah portion, Ki Tavo, places a strong focus on blessings and curses. The fact that this portion falls before the High Holy Days each year invites us to consider the blessings and curses in our own lives.
At this season, we take time to trace back our steps and remember our proudest and darkest moments. We try to identify what we have done right and where we have gone astray. At this season we come face to face with our blessings and curses.
In the coming days and weeks, our mission is to find ways to embrace our blessings and use them as tools for change, for by clinging to instances of transcendent beauty and inspiration we may find comfort for our moments of weakness and transgression.