When Yom Kippur is over, we make Havdalah and sit down to a meal. We are confident that we have done our part and that we attained atonement. We try also to begin right away with a Mitzvah. It is customary to recite Kiddush Levana after Maariv, and many people start building their Succah on Motzei Yom Kippur.

The verse in Tehillim states, Sur meira, vasei tov – turn from bad and do good. After getting rid of the bad in our lives, we get busy doing good. Even doing nothing is no good because it leads to bad. By getting busy doing good, we ensure that we are on the path that we eagerly prayed for on Yom Kippur.

May this year be one of only good decrees that are stamped on Rosh Hashanah and sealed on Yom Kippur. May we all merit a clean slate that will be filled with an abundance of good deeds for this coming year and beyond.