People know Yom Kippur as a day of repentance and forgiveness. But Yom Kippur takes you far beyond that.

Because repentance means regretting who you’ve become. Yom Kippur is a day when you are embraced for who you truly are.

You are a pure, divine soul. Today, in that embrace, you experience the bond that divine soul has with G‑d, and you want to live that way.

So you rid yourself of some unbecoming things you picked up on the road, and you return home, picking up some beautiful mitzvahs along the way.

On Yom Kippur you return home to the One who embraces you because you are who you are.

On Yom Kippur you return home to the One who embraces you because you are who you are.

See Likutei Sichot vol. 29, pp. 203-210.