This is a very important and significant week, as it is the week that follows Rosh Hashanah and the week that leads us into the holiday of Yom Kippur. We learn that on Rosh Hashanah, the shofar acts like a laser, literally tearing asunder the negativities that we have done. It brings us to a place where we are a born anew, a changed person.
The 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur — the period of time that we are in now – are spiritually significant as the jury is still out. Our consciousness and our actions during these days determine whether what has been written for us on Rosh Hashanah will be manifest in the coming year, or if by the course of our behavior in these ten days we can show that we are a changed individual and rewrite our destiny for the better.