The Power of a Promise

Reflecting about who we are and how we behave are central to the High Holiday experience. Beginning with Elul and running through Simchat Torah, Jews ask forgiveness for our sins and shortcomings. For sins against people we must ask people for forgiveness (ben adam lechavero), for sins against God we must address God (ben adam lemaqom). In this lesson students will study what it means to make and keep a promise. What do our promises – to ourselves, to each other, to God – mean if we don’t keep them? Do promises mean nothing or do promises mean everything