Aseret Yemei Teshuva

Series by Rabbi David Silber

The aseret yemei teshuva are the 10 days of repentance between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. This time of repentance, introspection, and reconnection with God invites us to think about how we can continue to transcend our past and move forward with the tools of the High Holidays – kol shofar, selichot, and prayer. 

Encompassing the 10 days from Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur, this time is the culmination of the reflection and introspection of the last month (Elul.) On Yom Kippur, our prayers and pleas reach their most urgent tone, as we ask God to seal us in the Book of Life for the coming year. During this time we try to push ourselves just a little more to consider what we wish to keep with us from the past year, what we’d prefer to leave behind, and how we can make those changes as we begin the coming year. 

We invite you to listen to this series of recorded thoughts by Rabbi David Silber about the core themes of the yamim noraim with the hope that this will help us meet the challenges and opportunities of the season of repentance.

Click on the images below to learn more about this time and what demands – drishot – it makes of us.

Fast of Gedaliah:
Restoration and Reconnection
Selichot: A Structured Additional Service
Viduy: A Path Towards Forgiveness
Selichot and Viduy: The Process of Effective Teshuva
Viduy: Sacrifice and Atonement

Viduy: Confessions of Ne'ilah