The gates of teshuva are open, as are the hearts of so many who are ready to welcome those who return.
The doors of the batei knesset (synagogues) are open for prayer, the doors of the batei midrash (study halls) are open for Torah study, and – most importantly – the gates of heaven are open.
Generations upon generations of ancestors, holy souls, stand at the gates waiting for each Jewish soul to make this turnabout, the return to its true and original place within Israel’s pure essence.
God is the One who calls to us, to all of us, to return to Him – to those who imagine that they are always close to Him and to those who think that they have gone irreversibly far from Him. To all of us He calls, “Return to Me; children, return.”
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz