View Full Version : Teshuvah on Yom Kippur

Scorching Wizard
09-22-2015, 10:48 AM
Adapted from Rav Shmuel Bornstein

The purpose of prayer is to enable the person to connect to G-d. Every part of one’s being is supposed to be involved, both your physical and spiritual senses. But this process is easier at times of Divine Grace, such as the Days of Awe. At this time, there is a special relationship between G-d and the people of Israel. It becomes easier for us to connect with G-d. As the Tanakh tells us I s a i a h 55:6 Seek the Lord when He is found, call Him when He is near. According to the Talmud, this time is the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Rosh Hashanah 18a).

During Yom Kippur, we have a special commandment. L e v 16:29-30 And [all this] shall be as an eternal statute for you; in the seventh month, on the tenth of the month, you shall afflict yourselves, and you shall not do any work neither the native nor the stranger who dwells among you. For on this day He shall effect atonement for you to cleanse you. Before the Lord, you shall be cleansed from all your sins.

G-d tells us that it is the day itself (Yom Kippur) which atones for our sins against Him.

09-22-2015, 12:01 PM
יום טוב

Scorching Wizard
09-22-2015, 01:19 PM
Todah Robrecht