I am sure that all of you have your own insights on this topic. Here are a few of mine – along with one recent realization that I think is a great way to approach the coming High Holy Days.
Here, then, is a powerful lesson for the Days of Awe, and for any way in which we build a community. We have to be there, and be aware… and we have to let each other in.
וכשאני לעצמי, מה אני?
Im ein ani li, mi li?
U’ch’she’ani l’atzmi, mah ani?
But if I am only for myself, what am I?