It is almost Yom Kippur, almost the end of the cycle of the days of Awe, the 10 days of Repentance!
This is such a radical idea, as individuals it puts on us the maximum of responsibility and gives us maximum hope, both at the same time.
We are proud children of a culture and religion that truly believes that humans are good by nature and that we can choose to be good. Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur repeat to us year after year that we belong to a rich culture that believes in repentance, in the ability of each one of us to change and to be who we ought to be. It is an unending task, we will never be perfect, not even close, as we recognize our imperfections, we continue to struggle to become better people.