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“Of all the acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.”

Thomas Carlyle

House cleaning is therapeutic. 540 more words

The Pitfalls of Ideals

“Idealists go hungry. Paragons are unable to be realized. Dreamers end up in the gutter.”


I have dreams, like everyone else. In that regard, I’m nothing special. 297 more words


HAIKU -- 10042014-3

hanging tree —

in his throat the muffled cry

of penitence


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"Deus meus, ex toto corde paenitet..." an ex-Catholic's reflection on Yom Kippur

So, it’s Kol Nidre – also known as erev Yom Kippur. Think of it as “Day of Atonement Eve,” if you like. The last of the ten Days of Awe. 1,752 more words

Jewish Practices

Hindel Mindel Muddles Through the High Holidays 5775

One of the most haunting and powerful prayers of the High Holiday service, “U’ntaneh Tokef” (We cede power to the holiness of the day), is also one of the most disturbing. 816 more words

Receiving Forgiveness

As we have noted several times, granting forgiveness and receiving forgiveness go hand in hand. Although receiving forgiveness wasn’t listed in the process of forgiveness, it is receiving forgiveness that completes the new cycle and breaks the cycle of revenge. 799 more words