Yom Kippur: Prepare Your Three Tools For Teshuvah
What are you bringing to synagogue on Yom Kippur? Rabbi Dovid Cohen, who has gone from an advisor for Long Island NCSY to Rabbi at Young Israel of the Upper West Side in Manhattan, leads us on a journey into the Unetanneh Tokef prayer, specifically the line "וּתְשׁוּבָה וּתְפִלָּה וּצְדָקָה מַעֲבִירִין אֶת רעַ הַגְּזֵרָה", that "repentance, prayer and charity remove the evil decree." On Yom Kippur, we represent this by fasting, through our voices, and by our giving our money – what do these mean in gematria? It leads straight to the Kodesh HaKodashim - the Holy of Holies.