Perseverance and persistence help spiritual growth

Guest writer

If you are reading this article on October 15, 2016 (the intended date of publication) Jews around the world will have celebrated Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Tomorrow, we enter Sukkot and Simchat Torah (The Season of our Rejoicing).

This is a spiritually intense time for many Jews, including those who may not pray regularly or be affiliated with a congregation. It is a time when many Jews go to synagogue or pick up a Siddur (prayer book), looking for inspiration and connection with the Divine. It is a time to commit to more Jewish studies or observing particular mitzvoth (commandments) in the coming year.

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