Basically i was raised in a secular home, so my understanding of the religious part of judaism is still evolving. I’m still the the stage in my life where i am learning a lot. I’ve been reflecting on my past, for example i’ve “sinned” a sexually, dated people etc etc. If i “come back” and observe the orthodox way, will i be accepted in the community? I know judaism isn’t the same as christianity where it tells you that all your previous sins will be washed away, but i still feel bad for not having lived up to my potential of being a jewish observant woman.
How does judaism view that part? I know lots of people here are away from their phones etc so i’m not expecting an answer today.