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Practicing Mindfulness in Midst of the High Holidays
By Mackenzie Haun, ISJL Education Fellow
The Jewish month of Tish’rei can overwhelm us. It can feel like as soon as one holiday ends, another begins (because they kind of do!). While spending time with family and the larger Jewish community is fun and fulfilling, it also leaves very little time to stay in-tune with ourselves. The High Holidays are supposed to be a time of self-reflection and spiritual connection with God, but to remain centered, we have to avoid letting the busyness of the month overpower us. It is essential to take care of ourselves not only physically, but mentally as well.
Here are some tips for maintaining your equilibrium during Tish’rei:
I hope some of these tips will be useful for you in having a mindful and meaningful holiday season!