10Q begins September 24th, 2014 (Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah)
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“The ten days starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur are commonly known as the ‘Days of Awe’ (Yamim Noraim) or the ‘Days of Repentance.’ This is a time for serious introspection, a time to consider the sins of the previous year and repent before Yom Kippur.”
10 Days. 10 Questions.
Whether you’re an observant Jew or not Jewish at all or don’t observe Jewish holidays for whatever reasons, this exercise/personal/spiritual practice is an excellent self-assessment/check-in tool to be used during the special ten days that are between the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). This can be done online, but you can use it during those days or other days, offline or on, for whatever purposes you want, which I highly recommend.
Here is the way 10Q works:
10Q : Reflect. React. Renew.
Life’s Biggest Questions. Answered By You.
- 1) Answer one question per day in your own secret online 10Q space. Make your answers serious. Silly. Salacious. However you like. It’s your 10Q.
- 2) When you’re finished, hit the button and your answers get sent to the secure online 10Q vault for safekeeping.
- 3) One year later, the vault will open and your answers will land back in your email inbox for further private reflection.
- 4) You may keep your responses secret or share them, either anonymously or with attribution, with the wider 10Q community.
- 5) Next year, the whole process begins again. Could become an annual ritual even if you’re not an observant Jew.
Do you 10Q? Try it. You will like it.
And, in case you are observant and want to have Tashlich, the ceremonial casting away of “sins,” misdeeds, regrets, mistakes, which usually requires having some moving water nearby that you can go cast these symbolic negativities into during the first afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, you can do THAT online as well!
May all beings benefit and have a better year than ever before. Blessings and sweetness to you all! L’Shana Tova!