The High Holidays are a great time to think about how we can improve ourselves. With Yom Kippur bearing down on us, and the promise that only “repentance, prayer, and charity can alter the severity of the decree” you might be feeling like it’s a good time to start doing a little better. But being a better person can be a daunting task. Here at MyJewishLearning we put together 10 easy things you can do right away that will help you do better and feel better as you get ready for the Day of Atonement, and we’ll be revealing a new suggestion every day.
1. Clean out your closet and pile up everything you haven’t worn in over a year. Call your friends and have them do the same. Bring the whole lot to a homeless shelter or charity shop.
3. All that change sitting in a jar on your dresser? Bring it with you on your way to work, and give handfuls to every beggar you see. If you don’t usually pass by homeless people during your commute, bring the money to the bank to deposit, and write a check for your favorite charity on the spot.