Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How to Take Advantage of the Aseret Yemei Teshuva

How to Take Advantage of the Aseret Yemei Teshuva
Day: Tuesday
Date: September 23, 2014
Parshat: Ha'azinu
Yalkut Yosef: 581/602

The Aseret Yemei Teshuva is a time for introspection and for repentance for our sins. It is especially important during these days for one to do extra mitzvot and give extra charity. The Gemara tells us that a person should always view himself as having an equal amount of sins and good deeds. He should realize that every deed he does has the power to tip the scales in his favor or Gd forbid against him. It is even more important during these days when the scale is in HaShem's hands so to speak. Teshuva always helps a person but during the Aseret Yemei Teshuva it is even more helpful and is accepted by HaShem immediately. The seven days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur correspond to each day the year. Therefore on Sunday one should to teshuva for any sin he may have done on any Sunday during the previous year. On Monday he should to teshuvah for all the Mondays, and so on all the days of the week.

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