It may be surprising to some that I was once considering the rabbinate. I majored in Jewish Studies with the intention of becoming a Rabbi. I loved studying the Tanach. Anything related to ethics, morals, and textual analysis gave me all of the nerdy feels. Throughout the years I possessed many bibles. A white, leather-bound … Continue reading Micah 6:8
What does it mean to be spiritually prepared for your intentions?
Today is the holiest of holidays in Judaism, Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. On this day, we repent (teshuvah) and confess (vidui). We beat our chests as we utter each transgression. We deny ourselves earthly pleasures: food and drink; bathing; lotions and perfumes; feeling the softness of leather on our skin; … Continue reading Vidui (Confessions)