Making Peace with Our Struggles

On Yom Kippur, when we stare our wrongdoings in the face, guilt and shame can overwhelm and push us into an emotional pit where we feel like there is no way out. We must recognize, however, the Jewish approach to reflecting on wrongdoings is not to despair. We try to hold onto hope and persevere, recognizing the only way forward is to keep moving. In life we dip or sway and even move backward at times, but as long as we are moving somewhere, we are on a path toward growth. Download the full resource at

Service Section: Prayers of Celebration & Gratitude, High Holiday, Gratitude