Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Frum Wishes for Rosh HaShana


This Mozzaei Shabbat (Saturday night), the Jewish Ashkenazi world is going to start its Selichot prayers before Rosh HaShana. Regretting our sins (Chatai'im) of the ending year and promise to make everything better in the future. At least we will try doing so. 

While saying the Selichot, lots of emotions may come up and we start thinking of how we can improve our connection to G - d. There may be some who have none and now try to build one. 
Others think about different Mitzvot they should finally take upon themselves. 

Whatever you take upon yourself to keep, you should do in small steps. Choose one small Mitzvah where you are certain that you are able to fulfill it. One small Mitzvah for a long period of time. In case you take too much upon yourself, you may end up in depression and, in the worst case, just dump everything and run away. 

One tiny "easy" Mitzvah may sound like "nothing" but lets just look at the Mitzvah of being happy at certain holidays such as Sukkot. Are you able to be constantly happy during those eight days of Sukkot ?

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