1. All the days of the Ten Days of Repentance have the common theme of teshuvah. The Order of the Day is to bring the good resolutions into action. At this time G‑d is close to us, if you will be good, living examples G‑d will give wonderful blessings to you, your parents, teachers and leaders.
2. At this time several themes of the 12 verses and teachings of our sages take on greater emphasis. It is the beginning (Bereishis) of the year, the time for greater Ahavas Yisrael, for proclaiming G‑d as King, for teshuvah, etc.
3. Today’s Chumash section teaches us not to be confused by the yetzer hora because G‑d chose us as His nation and gives us the power to make the world better. *** From Tehillim we learn that we pray to Hashem from the depths of our hearts and that the Holy One, Blessed be He will redeem us from our sins. *** In the Rambam we learn the importance of protecting other Jews from doing a sin. If kodesh became tameh it must be burned to make sure that no one will use it.