Cheshbon HaNefesh: It’s Time To Look Closely At Ourselves

We’re currently in the Jewish month of Elul, the last month of the Jewish year. As we prepare to welcome the new Jewish year 5779, our tradition encourages us to spend this month closely examining our lives – appreciating the good stuff while looking for ways we can grow and change. We do this by performing what our tradition calls Cheshbon HaNefesh, an examination of the soul. Below, you’ll find the “Cheshbon HaNefesh: End of the Year Exam” that I’ve shared before at this time of year. For those who have taken it in previous years, keep in mind, your answers might very well differ from year-to-year. And note that there is a new question in this year’s Cheshbon HaNefesh! Please try to answer the questions this Elul – before Rosh HaShanah which begins on the evening of September 9th. You don’t have to share your answers with anyone. Pay attention…