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L’Shanah Tovah

Mr. Beez and I just finished watching the streaming webcast of our synagogue’s Kol Nidre service.  Baby Beez is too little to go to babysitting at the synagogue, and bringing her in for Kol Nidre services is not an option.  It was really nice to be able to take part in services from the comfort of our living room.  Tomorrow we’re going to the children’s Yom Kippur service, but may also watch the morning services on the webcast.

Baby Beez is watching Kol Nidre services, too!

On the theme of Yom Kippur and repentance, my behavior and attitudes toward friendships have matured considerably in the last few years.  In high school and even college, I had a hot temper and was quick to completely destroy friendships over a small argument that snowballed, or even a misunderstanding.  Over the last few years I’ve made many amends, and have truly learned the value of repairing friendships, even if it requires a few years to cool off and regroup.  I have spoken with three friends in the last few weeks, each of whom is facing a friendship that seems destroyed and hopeless, and I have encouraged forgiveness and reconciliation.  I can only hope that the good I try to contribute to the world can offset whatever damage I have done, and I leave this world in the same if not a better condition than I found it.

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