12 Elul 5778
23 August 2018
Our actions help us live in such a way that when we suffer life’s darkest depredations, we will always have ways of coping with them. Our actions may not change the ultimate outcome one iota, but they alter our attitude, bolster our ability to withstand challenges, help us handle unavoidable misfortunes better, and see life’s value amid chaos and dismay.
--Rabbi Aaron Panken (1964–2018)
Supplementary reading from our new machzor Miskhan T'shuvah, which will be introduced in 2019