Symbolizing the birth of a new year, Rosh Hashanah (sunset on Sunday, Sept. 25) marks the beginning of the Days of Awe which end with Yom Kippur (sunset Wednesday, Oct. 5), a time of reflection and introspection in the Jewish faith. The Mishkan Hanefesh:Machzor (prayer book) for the Days of Awe states: “the inner path that we travel on these days is not smooth; it is paved with remorse, grief and guilt; but also with holiness, awe, gratitude and hope.”
These days of reflection and repentance are the most sacred time of year in Jewish faith. What can we learn from the practices of these days, when viewed through the lens of our own context, to deepen and expand our own faith?
Awakening to Grace