Al Chet 5

Exploring the Al Chet Prayer
Al Chet 5
by Rabbi Shraga Simmons

5. For the mistake we committed before You in public and in private.

Ask yourself:
Did I do foolish or degrading things to attract attention or approval?
On the other hand, did I do good deeds in public -- that I would otherwise not have done -- simply so that others would see me?

Did I act privately in a way that I would be ashamed if anyone found out?
Did I consider how God is watching even in my most private moments?
Did I convince myself that because nobody sees me, the mistakes somehow don't count?

Al Chet 5

 The 44  Roots of Mistakes
by George Brock

5.   For the mistakes made before You in public and in private....