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What does an archer say when he misses the mark?

Posted on September 20, 2015

Dear Kitah Daledfamilies,
I am so excited to be exploring the Jewish calendar cycle with Wednesday afternoon Kitah Daled attendees.  On September 16, we wished each other a good and sweet new year and enjoyed apples and honey.  We looked at the Tishrei calendar, counting the ten days from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur and learned that this time period is called the Aser Yamei Teshuvah, the ten days of returning.  We learned that when an archer misses the target, he/she may say, “chatati” I missed the mark and that the word for transgression, chayt, is the same.  We talked about our own behaviors that miss the mark, each of us selected one behavior and wrote it on a post-it note, attached the note off-center on a target and decided that we would try to eliminate those behaviors.   We began that process by ripping up the target and our post-its.
Tsom Kal veG’mar Chatimah Tovah—may you have an easy fast and complete the inscription (in the Book of Life) well.
HaMorah Margalit (aka Gretchen Marks Brandt)