This Friday night will begin Yom Kippur. It's one of the most intense days in the Jewish year, where we fast and pray and think over the past year and how we want to do better in the coming year. Since I tend to feel sick when I fast, I usually stay home more than go to synagogue during the day, but I try to go for a few minutes at least if only so I can hear the songs.
I can read all the articles in the world (and I think this one is beautiful) but nothing gets me in the spirit as much as the haunting tunes I've heard on Yom Kippur every year.
This video below is a beautiful take on a classic Yom Kippur prayer--check it out.
So until Friday, I'll be trying to think deeply, ask for forgiveness from others, and do as much good as I can.
What is one thing YOU would want to change this year?