“For There Is Me”: The Paradox of Humility
The yamim nora’im, the Days of Awe, are a period of intense reckoning. Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, all humankind is said to be standing before the Almighty, awaiting judgement.
How are we to approach this awesome encounter with Hashem? Dyonna Ginsburg’s JDOV session, laying out the parameters of the Jewish notion of humility, offers an inspiring answer: “Humility is the ability to appreciate that each one of us has infinite potential, and yet is infinitesimally small, at one and the same time.”
As we enter the High Holidays, let us strive for improvement and self-fulfilment, and thereby take a new step forward on our Jewish journeys.