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Rosh Hashanah Study Guide Week 2

Most of us live our lives waiting for things to happen – around us, in our relationships, at our jobs, even within. One of the main reasons these things don't happen is because we don't DEMAND CHANGE.

We are content to go with the flow, to roll with the punches, to wait for life to change us. After all, we've done our share of changing, right?


As we enter the month of Virgo, and the real countdown to Rosh Hashanah begins, we need to examine our lives and demand change in the areas that need them most. Demand from whom, you ask? From ourselves and the Creator. This dynamic duo between us and the Light is ALL that is necessary to make change happen.

This week, think about those areas in life that you have accepted won't change. We all have them – these are the situations we don't expect to change, so we don't work on them. And if you can't think of any, ask those around you: “Where do you see that I've given up seeking change? Where am I not even trying?”

You can change or you can be changed. Initiating the change is a lot less painful than being changed. The choice is yours. Demand your freedom to choose.

  • Read “The Truth Behind Virgo (Elul)” in Days of Power Volume 1 by Rav Berg (pages 7-18)
  • View Lesson #2 in the Rosh Hashanah Preparation course on Kabbalah University.

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