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How Will We Be Judged?

By Batya Medad
9/3/2008, 12:00 AM

We're now in the Jewish Month of Ellul, the time for reflections, as it precedes Rosh Hashannah, the Jewish New Year.  We are to search our heart and find whatever sins we may have done, between ourselves and G-d and ourselves and our fellow man.  All sins, whether intended or totally accidental.
May G-d give us the strength and good judgment.

Jewish prayers are written in the plural, "our," "we."  Yes, we're all in this together.

When I look at the news headlines, I feel sick; I worry.  They don't look good.  If this little HolyLand boat sinks, G-d forbid, it bodes bad news for all.  Nobody is immune.

We all must take the initiative, the responsibility to correct things. That doesn't mean telling others what to do.  We must all "do."

Otherwise, history will judge us as harshly as G-d will.

May G-d give us the strength and good judgment needed.