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Is our fate really sealed? Is change possible?

What the High Holy Days teach us in a season of change

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/high_holy_days/article/is_our_fate_really_sealed_is_change_possible_20080924

Within the calendar that constitutes the Jewish cathedral in time, no days are more saturated with the experience of human nature, and with experiments in human change, than the Days of Awe. This is when we are asked, paradoxically, both to steep in our powerlessness to escape our species' fate, and yet also to try out behaviors that can rescue us from our destinies.

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