“There is a custom of referring to the day after Yom Kippur as “the Name of God”. This is because the true greatness of God is revealed after Yom Kippur. On Yom Kippur, God is reconciled with Israel [the Jewish people] and forgives them for all their sins. As a simple consequence, all harsh decrees and punishments are lifted – and it is through this that God’s greatness is revealed.”
—Advice (Likutey Eitzos), Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
Yesterday, as we fasted and davened, a feeling of awe and purity washed over us. We connected with the mind-blowing reality that through the power instilled by Hashem in the day of Yom Kippur, we were able to atone for our transgressions and fix the seemingly unfixable. What an incredible payoff for a bit of effort and emunas teshuvah, faith in the power of repentance.
Today all painful decrees are lifted and we can get on with the business of preparing for Sukkos, Yesterday we felt we reached a higher level of closeness to Hashem, and today we feel a bit more secure in our relationship with Him. We’re ready to