While fall in the typical sense involves a sense of ending – the days start to get shorter and cooler, the leaves begin to change and fall in preparation for winter, and #pumpkinspice everything threatens to suddenly end to your summer diet – this season in Jewish life is a time of reflection and new beginnings.
Together, Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) create a sense of both joyful celebration and introspection. While grateful for a new beginning and a chance to start fresh, this time of year also offers all of us a chance to reflect on the past year and take stock of where we are in life.
This spirit of reflection often makes us realize where we may have done wrong and need to apologize to others – which can often be easier said than done. Check out a few resources below to help open the lines of communication and move forward.