Rabbi Ari Berman – Self-Awareness and Awareness of Self

October 10, 2005

Rabbi Ari Berman, of the Jewish Center in Manhattan, visited the Kingsway Jewish Center in Brooklyn, NY to deliver divrei hitorerut during the Days of Awe 5766. He discussed the central feature of both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur as teshuva.

We associate viduy with teshuva, and on Yom Kippur we express teshuva though confessing and regretting our sins, but in what sense is it that Rosh Hashana is the first day of the Days of Repentance, of teshuva?