May you be sealed in the book of life | Yom Kippur 2020

*StarDavid* May you be sealed in the book of life. *StarDavid*

I love Holiday Zooms with Tribe12! Last night I participated in the Zoom version of breaking our fasts. Not everyone could fast on food (like me), but we all fasted from other things we love. Others were new to this as well, and we all agreed, we found our new home (our sense of belonging).

We talked about our Taschlik. Mine for this year is letting go of anxiety and building stronger boundaries. Sometimes I pause when I talk because sometimes I really think about what I say. I shared what I wrote on my blog on Sunday evening. I’m also working on deep breathing exercises.

While I’m only human and forgiveness won’t ever stop, I think having a strong sense of who you are, it would bring less hurt to others. Mallory, and Doreena loved my answer, at least from what I could see. I love my Shabbat and holiday groups because I can be vulnerable. Vulnerability, so beautiful.

I also received a lovely gift from the Jewish Federation today, thanking me for attending their Zoom Rosh Hashana event last week. I feel verklempt. The High Holidays have come to an end. Now it’s time to get ready for Sukkot, Hanukkah and family co-existence for Christmas.

Zoom, so typical of 2020. At least it’s a way to connect with others and have a great time.

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One thought on “May you be sealed in the book of life | Yom Kippur 2020”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I am very pleased that you are adapting so well to the changes 2020 has wrought, and that you are making regular use of Zoom. You are wise for letting go of anxiety over events of the past and future and allowing yourself to fully experience the here and now. Deep breathing and meditation help keep you centered and focused. Establishing and enforcing boundaries eliminates confusion, lets people know where you’re coming from and how you expect to be treated. Having a strong sense of who you are helps you avoid destructive relationships and forge quality relationships.

    It was lovely of the Jewish Federation to gift you for attending their Zoom Rosh Hashana. May you be blessed throughout the remaining holidays of this turbulent year.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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