Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is considered the most important holiday in the Jewish faith. This day marks the peak of the 10 Days of Awe, a period of self-examination and repentance that follows Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi Feigelson, Mashpiah Ruchanit (Spiritual Mentor) and senior lecturer of Rabbinics and Hasidic Thought at the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary, suggests that the spiritual practice of observing Yom Kippur should not stop at atoning for one’s sins. We should look at this day as an island in time, “no past and no future… a day of being enveloped by G-d, a day of being one in G-d’s presence.”
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