12-Step Torah for the High Holidays Step 7

Havrutah How-to

  1. Read the text aloud.
  2. Summarize the text.
  3. Read the text aloud again.
  4. What questions do you have of the text?
  5. What do you see in the text that might start to answer your questions?
  6. You can also use the questions below to get your conversation started.

70 Faces of Torah: Wisdom for the 12-Steps, Step 7

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

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Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.

וְעַל כֻּלָּם אֱלוֹהַּ סְלִיחוֹת. סְלַח לָנוּ. מְחַל לָנוּ. כַּפֶּר לָנוּ:

V'al Kulam from the Machzor

And for all of these, God of pardon, pardon us, forgive us, grant us atonement.

Additional Questions for Discussion

1. What does it mean to humbly ask God?

2. What are the differences among pardon us, forgive us, grant us atonement, and remove our shortcomings?

3. Can our shortcoming be removed without pardoning, forgiving, and receiving atonement? Why or why not?