In contrast to my posts on the food symbols of Rosh Hashana, which are concrete (there they are sitting on the table!), I would like to write a little bit about teshuva (repentance). When Rosh Hashana begins, we are entering what is known as Aseret Yemai Teshuva, the ten days of repentance, which start with Rosh Hashana and end with Yom Kippur.
What is teshuva? First, what it is NOT. It is not saying “I’m sorry” and then just walking away. When I was in grade school, one of my teachers taught me this:
If you have studied about the laws of teshuva, I would be interested to hear examples that you have learned.