Posted on | October 6, 2008 | By Administrator | 4 Comments
Yom Kippur is the most awesome and powerful day of the year. We’ve identified four approaches to maximizing the potential of the day.
1) Judgment Sealed
Our judgment is sealed on Yom Kippur and the circumstances of the upcoming year will be determined.
2) Day of Kapora
The blemishes that result from our transgressing negative commandments (which are not punishable by koreis or worse), can be removed only on Yom Kippur.
3) Getting Close to Hashem
The spiritual nature of the day, the fact that we refrain from most physical activities (eating, drinking, washing,…), and being immersed in prayer brings the greatest opportunity to getting close to Hashem.
4) Attachment to the Tzibbur
The common pursuit of a full day of spiritual growth, the plural language of the confession and prayers and the communal singing/davening enables us to deepen our connection to our Tzibbur and to the entire Klal Yisrael.
All of the above can motivate us to truly commit to change and intensify our Teshuva and Tefillah.
Which of the above do you find motivating?
Are there other focal points that help you maximize the day?