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Jewish Guilt? Yom Kippur Misconceptions and Elul

Yom Kippur, my favourite holiday!  I wanted to make video about Elul before doing on about Yom Kippur, but then I was shown how many misconceptions there are about Yom Kippur and what we are striving for that MUST be cleared up first!  So happy to share with you my excitement for this incredible holiday and clear up some false ideas.  Enjoy!


  1. Audrey

    Dear Andrea,
    I have been a longtime admirer of your blog and think that your latest video is both beautiful and brilliant. I was just wondering what you think of guilt being poison to the body and soul. In my opinion, guilt is unhealthy but regret is not. Regret is something we can learn from and it is necessary for the healing process. We can further improve ourselves after making a mistake.
    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us.

    • I completely agree! Obviously it depends on how you define the two, but for me, guilt is something that holds you back and that one wallows in. Regret is a feeling that you have that you eventually let go of in order to propel you forward to do better!

  2. frumachava

    I watched both of your videos before Shabbos, and they gave me a wonderful new perspective on Yom Kippur, as well as harmony. You have such a wonderful way of explaining concepts. Thank you!

  3. Emilie

    I absolutely loved that video. It is indeed very liberating to allow yourself a moment to reflect honestly on your actions of the past year. We talk about forgiveness of others all the time, but it is even more important to forgive and love yourself. Thanks again for your generosity :-)

    • lolli

      Thankyou for sharing 😊

  4. Jill

    Hi Andrea,
    I find so much wisdom in Judaism and a lot of inspiration from your site and Wrapunzel! This was perfectly timed for me – lots to reflect on. Thanks!


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