#BlogElul 13: Forgive

blogelul2014Elul is a holy time
for reflection and repentance
introspection and intensity
asking/granting/receiving
forgiveness.

We promise to do better
to change our ways and return
having in the backs of our minds
the striking of terror
of the Unetanah Tokef.

 

Who shall live and who shall die

God will judge
our repentance
determine righteousness
let us live another year.

Who shall reach the end of his days and who shall not…

A torrent of forgiveness
flows from fear
bargaining with God
for a place in the book.

…repentance, prayer and righteousness avert the severe decree.


I’ve decided to participate for the first time in #blogElul, which I have followed for a few years. I’ve never had the courage to get my feet wet – this year, I’m jumping into the deep end of the pool! Check out some of the amazing  themed posts geared around the work and joy of Elul – of introspection and reflection in the days leading to the High Holy Days (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read last year’s and this year’s #blogElul posts via the Elul tag.

About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Medford, MA, part time with my 11 year-old daughter and full time with our dog, Toast, and our cats, Samson and Hercules.
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