Rabbi Michael Lerner has posted an item on a blog for “Spiritual Progressives” in which he encourages everyone to “take advantage of the Jewish custom of repentance at the High Holy Days” (a period of soul-searching and renewal that launched last Saturday evening and continues through October 2).

Lerner writes: “This year every American has plenty of reason to repent–and our society desperately needs a time for collective reflection on how we have gotten to where we are and how we might turn things around… Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could use this time period to ask every institution in American society to dedicate 10 days to reflection on the degree to which it is currently living up to its own highest ideals?”

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