This shabbat is Shabbat Shuva, literally the Sabbath of Return, the shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, during these 10 Days of Awe. This is a time of introspection and repentance in preparation for Yom Kippur. The message of the prophets that we read about in the Haftarah portions is a call for Israel to return, to repent, to be renewed and refreshed. That message is still important for us as well. Let us prepare our hearts for this time together.