Thoughts about Teshuvah
“Aspaqlaria: Aseres Yemei Teshuvah” (49 pages) is a collection of essays adapted from those that appeared here on the subjects of teshuvah, shofar, vidui, and the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah. It is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, ready for printing.
Table of contents:
|9/11 and How to Effect Permanent Change||3|
|Teshuvah and Submission||7|
|A Good and Sweet New Year||9|
|Crowning Hashem My King||11|
|Memories of His Dear Child Ephraim||16|
|And with What? With a Shofar||20|
|The Simplicity of the Shofar||22|
|From Qeren to Shofar||23|
|The Shofar’s Call||24|
|Selichah, Mechilah, Kapparah, Yir’ah and Simchah||28|
|Aval Asheimim Anachnu||31|
|Anu ma’amirekha ve’Atah ma’amireinu||33|
|Invoking The Thirteen Middos||34|
|Appendix: The Mechanism of Teshuvah||39|
|Of Empty Cups||42|
|The Thermodynamics of History||45|
|The Gift of Justice||47|
Nice, but could have benefitted from a little editing. The segues are a bit jarring. “In the last two essays,” etc. They may have been the last two essays when you posted them, but not in the order presented here.
Is that an offer?
Seriously, if you could list some of the other more egregious issues, I’ll try to get to them before Yom Kippur.
Still needs help from people with editing and proofreading skills, if anyone wants to offer.
Thanks for putting this together, Micha.
You’re welcome. Please come back with editorial comments — there is “blog” level proofreading (meaning: little to none) on it.
As you might have noticed from the age of some of the comments, this is an annual post. Every time I blog something I think is relevant, I add another chapter. Every year, I advertise the booklet’s availability. And every year, I try to hit up a commenter for free editing.