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Forgive Yourself So You Can Forgive Others

Posted by on September 6, 2015

For our mitzvah trip this week, we watched the movie Big Hero 6. That may sound like an odd thing to do for a mitzvah trip, but I will explain that in a second. Some of you may not be familiar with this movie so here is a brief summary.

The main character is a 14 year old boy named Hiro who is very smart and specializes in robotics. He lives with his aunt, Cass, and his brother, Tadashi. Hiro likes to participate in illegal robot tournaments, but one day, Tadashi brings him to his robotics university to try and inspire Hiro and get him on the right track. While Hiro is at the university, he meets Tadashi’s friends and one of his inventions which is a robotic nurse named Baymax. This does the trick because the next day, Hiro starts working on an invention that involves microbots and his mind. He gets into the university, but it catches fire after the contest and Tadashi dies trying to save is professor who is trapped in the building. Then, a masked man steals Hiro’s microbots so he assembles a team of Tadashi’s friend’s from the university and Baymax, the robot, to try and get back his microbots and find out who is behind the murder of his brother.

     “Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.” Ecclesiastes 7:20          This quote perfectly relates to the main character, Hiro, because he was a pretty righteous kid, but he still got angry at one point or another and wanted to get revenge for his brother’s death. This quote is trying to say that not even the righteous are perfect. Everyone makes mistake which is why this movie perfectly relates to the upcoming holiday Rosh Hashanah.

This move relates to Rosh Hashanah because it is all about doing wrongs and making rights. On Rosh Hashanah, we all pray to God and ask him to forgive us for any bad things that we have done over the course of the year. He understands that we are not perfect and even good people, like Hiro for example, make mistakes. The point is to learn from these mistakes and keep moving on. So with that, I wish you all a happy and healthy new year. Happy Rosh Hashanah!

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