Elul Category

L’shana tova Time again, according to the Jewish calendar, to celebrate the New Years by looking inwards.  But we do not simply take account of our individual actions over the last year, we also look at our community’s actions.  Each year on Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur we traditionally recite the Viduy prayer.  No matter […]

There is nothing but newness in this new year. I could say that almost nothing has stayed the same, but that’s not true. But taking stock is a bit like reviewing my moving list. It’s long, sometimes crossed out and in other ways never ending. Some of it’s also still in boxes, locked in storage […]

Jewels of Elul

In: Elul

For the past few years, Elul has become an incredibly spiritual and important time for me in my life. I look forward in the next few days to reflecting on all that this month and time of the new year brings, including the time I’ve had already to reflect at a SVARA class, and at […]

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