By Miriam Steinberg-Egeth for Raising Kvell
teshuvah?” my 3-year-old daughter asked as we were getting dressed for
services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and talking about the
I explained that during this time of year from Rosh
Hashanah to Yom Kippur, we can change things about ourselves and how we
act in the world. I said, “If you don’t like how something is going, you
can turn it around.”
She thought for a moment, then her face lit
up and she said, “Like Daniel Tiger says!” Before I could figure out
what the heck she was talking about, she sang, “When something seems
bad, turn it around and find something good.”
“Yes,” I said. “Like that. That’s what teshuvah means.”
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