How do we appraoch Teshuvah? From Kol Nidrei to Neilah.
The Gates are closing
Even if we had all the ink in the world, it would still not be enough to put into words, how impressive the time of Neilah is. For this moment in time that life comes to the greatest meaning, to a point where a Yid reaches the greatest connection with HaShem. At the same time havng the chance to see life with the most clarity a person can have.
This moment, the moment of moments, known by Mishnah as אחת יפה שעה, how beautiful is that moment, as a Yid can access a light that illuminate his life. There is so much more to say about Neilah, but for me it would be impossible to do truly justice, but the aspect that applies to the entire Aseres Yemei Teshuvah and especially at the moment of truth when the Gates of Prayer are closing.
Picture perfect Mashal for the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, especially the precious moment of moments called Neilah, the ten days of Teshuvah are the foundation of the whole year, as fresh cement that forms the year and what we do during this year, that makes a very , very great impression.
"The avodah of this time is profound beyond words, and Teshuvah done at this time is everything "
Imagine having a window in which we could see the future, we could avoid harm, stop tzaros, we could let all brachas and simchos to flow to Klal Yisroel.
What wouldn't we do to ultilize this window, and pour our hearts out to HaShem? We do have that window, we have it every single year.
May we use this window to the fullest intensity possible.
Kesubos 104 b
Sefer Be'er Chaim on Rosh Hashanah
Inside Their Home p.308 by Nachman Seltzer.