Thursday, September 7, 2017

"The Dangerous Advice Your Rabbi May Give You Before Rosh Hashana"

I liked this piece. 

Well played, Rabbi Freeman!

"There’s a lot of bad advice going around this time of year. Dangerous advice. The Internet is full of it. So is your synagogue. Maybe even your favorite rabbi."

"Look, they mean well. But they’re often completely unaware of the hazards involved. Which makes their advice an even greater threat to your mental and spiritual health."

“Days of Judgment are upon us,” they tell you. “Rosh Hashanah. Yom Kippur. It's time to take an account of all you’ve done wrong in the past year and resolve never to return to your wayward deeds.”

"Absolutely true. Absolutely crucial. And equally dangerous."