#BlogElul 19 — Beginnings

by Rebecca Einstein Schorr on 06 September 2012 @ 9:44 am

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
― L.M. Montgomery

How much the more so at the head of a new year?

We are as that clean slate. A year with no mistakes in it yet.

Which is our reminder that (a) we have the chance to start again and (b) we will eventually make some mistake or another.

So the trick is to anticipate the situations that we know will arise and come up with a game-plan. NOW. In order to avoid the mistakes of the past.

Then, and only then according to Maimonides (Mishneh Torah, “Laws of Teshuva,” 2:1), will we have truly repented.


This post is part of #BlogElul — a project, created and oordinated by The Ima, in preparation for the start of the New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Feel free to head over to her place and thank her for dreaming up such a creative way for us to consider the different themes associated with the Jewish High Holy Days.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Becky 06 September 2012 @ 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm

Thank you


2 Rebecca Einstein Schorr 06 September 2012 @ 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm

My pleasure. Kiss your baby girl for me!!


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