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Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills

Serving the Jewish Community of: Milton, Quincy, Boston, Hyde Park, Dorchester, Roslindale, Braintree & Surrounding Areas

Rosh Hashanah is in 27 days!

On the High Holy Days we are asked to shake off bad behaviors so as to enhance life and not harm others. Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik adds another dimension: teshuva – repentance – as an act of re-creation. The idea is to make and take the time, to pause to review our lives, to examine and then refresh stale routines and static relationships. Using the High Holy Days to gain a greater awareness of the partial deaths that weigh us down gives us the opportunity to respond – to live at new depths of intensity and goodness in the coming year…as opposed to living a life where we are just going through the motions. (Inspired by Blu and Rabbi Yitz Greenberg)