At some point every day, we find ourselves looking into a mirror. We might turn to examine our profile. We might move in closer to scrutinize our features more closely. Or we might just have a quick look, as if to reassure ourselves that yes, there we are, and everything is okay.
But what if we could use that same mirror to look into our souls? A mirror that could show us our thoughts, our feelings, our very essence?
Perhaps it could show us an overview of the past year, highlighting our actions and relationships. Would we like what we see? What would we want to change?
And what if this mirror could show us at the very deepest level where we connect with God? Can we see that connection? Can we feel that connection?
So begins the solemn and deeply introspective process of Yom Kippur.