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  • Writer's pictureRandy Lubratich

26 Elul 5783/September 12, 2023

by Rabbi Ben Sharff

'The measure of intelligence is the ability to change' -Albert Einstein.

According to modern psychology, real, genuine change is one of the most challenging of human endeavors. Stasis is in ourselves, our relationships, our communities, our congregations and the like is much more the norm, as change is hard. This is why, I believe, our tradition places so much emphasis on teshuvah, which is all about holy change. To be successful in changing ourselves we need both the ability for self-reflection and the ability to act. Both are essential and sacred work.

As we enter this season, may our reflections lead to meaningful change in our personal lives and in our greater communities as well.

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