September 18th, 2020 — Erev Rosh Hashana 5781
Given the harrowing year we’ve been having, you might think that the spiritual work we are called to do during this holy season, the work of teshuvah, is too much to ask of us. Haven’t we been through enough? Aren’t we just trying to survive all this? But it turns out that what we have been enduring might actually be the climate most ripe for self-reflection and transformation. While there has been so much upheaval and loss, all this forced, destructive change has also given us a chance to engage in generative change. This Rosh Hashanah, more than ever, we are galvanized for renewal and growth.