Mirror images / Erev Rosh Hashanah
Man is not the only one who can change: God is also capable of change. This assumption also presents the Creator as a being that can remain distant from or draw close to man, and as one that can sin and express remorse.
Last week’s Torah portion was Parashat Nitzavim, which is always read just before Rosh Hashanah. In that portion, the Children of Israel are given a choice and a duty: “And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee ... and [thou] shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and hearken to his voice according to all that I command thee...
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