Messages from September 2017

Yom Kippur: Introducing You to Yourself

 On Yom Kippur we talk about making amends for our past misdeeds. For many people, thinking about the past is a catalyst for guilt. “I am okay now but I feel guilty about my past,” is something I have heard often.  But this is a mistaken thought because guilt causes despair; it destroys, prevents rehabilitation, […]

A High Holidays Business Model

  A High Holidays Business Model             I once read a story that I suspect is apocryphal but nevertheless contains a pertinent message for the High Holidays.  It took place in Russia one hundred years ago. Two men who had been classmates and close friends in their small town’s Jewish school saw each other in […]