The crown of the Torah was not given to anyone as an inheritance; it was not handed over to any group or party among us.
It is an everlasting heritage for all Jews, and every member of our people is entitled to draw himself near to the Source, to connect himself to the light of God, to adorn himself with the crown of the Torah of truth.
The call to teshuva is a call to everyone.
It is a call to break through the barriers of remoteness, to disregard concerns about what others might say, to detach one’s thought from the influence of foreign cultures.
Each individual is called upon to search within the hidden recesses of his heart, to engage anew in soul-searching, to make a grand reckoning of his life, and to return wholeheartedly to God.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz