How are you preparing for Yom Kippur?

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    I feel so removed from Yom Kippur and everything related to these days. Anything inspirational that’ll aid in my coming closer to Hashem? To myself- the real self that’s stuck under layers of icky and uchy and sticky black stuff?

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    Randomex
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    I’d suggest Rabbeinu Yonah’s “Yesod Hateshuvah.” It’s in the back of the common edition of Shaarei Teshuvah, and translated in ArtScroll Yom Kippur machzorim if you can’t handle it in the original Hebrew.

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    Letakein Girl
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    I don’t know if this question is still applicable to you, but I’ll answer it anyways, cuz others may find his thread in the future.

    What I do to prepare for Yom Kippur every year, is listen to Rabbi Ephraim Waschman’s Erev Yom Kippur Teshuva drasha. Bli ayin hara, the rav has the ability to make even the most hardened heart understand what Yom Kippur is all about, and get us in the right mood. Last year, 18,000 people called up to listen to his shiur live- I don’t have the numbers for this year, but I have no doubt it’s higher than last year.

    My Yom Kippur wouldn’t be complete without him.

    I think the recording of his shiur is up on the Chazak phone line, which can be reached by calling 845- 356- 6665.

    Believe me, it is worth your time! I have many speakers that i listen to on a constant basis, but rabbi Waschman is without a doubt, my absolute favorite.

    #1034169

    Thanks, I’ll try to get ahold of one.

    #1034170

    Randomex
    Member

    Correction (it’s good all year round too) – it’s in their Rosh Hashana machzor, not the Yom Kippur one.

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    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Doing as many aveiros as possible in order to maximize the value.

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    You know, Popa, what is said about those who say echta vashuv…

    Anyways, so how’s it with the new spiritual high?

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    Randomex
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    Doing as many aveiros as possible in order to maximize the value.

    That’s not an original – it’s from a chassidishe mayseh (possibly one involving the Berditchever).

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