Shabbat Shuva: The Eternal Message with Mrs. Shira Smiles

15 09 2009

Shabbat Shuva: The Eternal Message

The Shabbos before Yom Kippur is called Shabbat Shuva, after the Haftora (reading from the Prophets) which is specified for that Shabbos. This Haftora, taked from Hoshea Chapter 14, contains many of the yesodot (fundamnetals) of Teshuva (repentance), and Hashem’s unique relationship with the Jewish people. Mrs. Shira Smiles plumbs the depths of this relatively short passage, in this unique four-part series.

The Intrinsic Purity of Every Jew is the first class in the series. Mrs. Shira Smiles begins the reading from Hoshea chapter 14.  In this class, we learn that teshuva/repentance is a dynamic process with Hashem, and that every Jew’s soul is intrinsically pure, which means that even sin does not become part of its essence.  When embarking on the teshuva process, one should have an image of who they want to be, so that they have a goal to aspire to.

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