08.10.2012 22.Tischrei. 5773 Schmini Azaret
Rejoice, you are alive. The year is waiting for you. The scroll is yet unfurled. The story is yet to be told.
Such is the emotional process of the High Holy Days: For three weeks we grieve over the destroyed Temple. It is a hope that has vanished, a dream of harmony that once existed but now gone. As we recite the ancient lamentations we look for the things that are broken within us. If one doesn’t bring himself, as a real person, to his prayers, then they are inauthentic….