If life is a space odyssey then the High Holidays are home base. That's where you came from, where you're directed from and where you return for full-service maintenance. Here's a guide to doing it on Planet Earth.
Our sages teach that all sevens are special. Tishrei, the seventh month, is “saturated” with holidays and holiness. This month, we work on bringing down our spiritual and intellectual consciousness into all that we do.
During services today, my three-year-old daughter ran into the shul, parading in my wife’s high-heeled shoes. She is presenting graphically what we are all trying to do emotionally and spiritually. She is working on elevating herself just a few inches.
Couldn't the Master Planner of these holidays space it out a bit more, giving us a bit of time to breathe and recuperate before the next one? Looks like time management is not high on the list of priorities there...