Time for a spiritual reboot?
Intriguingly, this week’s Torah reading, Achrei Mot-Kedushim, begins by describing Yom Kippur, which is the Day of Atonement, rituals in Vayikra/Leviticus 16. Why would we be studying about Yom Kippur this week while we are still months away from it? In California, we are still in spring as we begin the Hebrew month of Iyar; however, Yom Kippur will not occur until fall in the month of Tishrei.Yom Kippur is the holiest time of the Jewish year. It is a time for reflection, introspection and most importantly, teshuvah, which is repentance, and forgiveness. It is the time especially set aside to take into account anything in our lives that stands between us and God or that stands between us and each other. Yom Kippur is the time for repairing relationships and righting wrongs. It allows