With the High Holy Days approaching, I’ve been thinking about Teshuva and how I want to observe a day of atonement this year. However, all the guides and resources for this process I’ve come across feel distant, hard to relate to, and lacking in empathy. In other words, not great.
I’m seeking a more supportive, feminine Teshuva experience.
Teshuvah in Hebrew means to repent and chet means to sin. Looking deeper into the etymology and literal meanings of these words, a more nuanced story emerges.