So we’re in the midst of the 10 days of repentance and slowly creeping our way to Yom Kippur, or The Day of Atonement, which can be considered the holiest day of the year. A day so important that Sandy Koufax refused to pitch in game 1 of the World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur (for a more modern version, imagine Steph Curry refusing to play in game 1 of this past year’s NBA finals). It’s a massive deal. However, it’s important to remember that this incredibly important day of atonement is about atonement between you and G-d. So to speak, you are cleansed of all your sins that occurred between you and G-d, but not the sins between you and another person. Take advantage of this time to atone for mistakes you’ve made in the past year that have affected those around you. Maybe even take advantage of an event Hillel is having now and Pay it Forward by doing something nice for someone else (and atone that way), even if you believe you are completely pure and sin free (and are glowing with a shiny halo as a result) it doesn’t hurt to do something nice.
L’Shana Tova everyone