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Tag: Cheshbon Hanefesh
August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm
September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm
So, what do math and Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, have in common. On this day, Jews are supposed to do a cheshbon hanefesh. This literally means "accounting of the soul." We count up and categorize all the actions we've taken, and all the thoughts we've had during the year: How...