Rosh Chodesh Elul
Today is day one of the very auspicious time leading into the Yamim Noraim (High Holidays).
It is taught that the Hebrew letters ELUL (aleph, lamed, vav, lamed) are an acronym for the verse from Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs), Ani L'Dodi V'Dodi Li - I am my beloved's and my beloved is to me.
Elul is all about relationships – it is all about connections – to ourselves, Hashem and others.
We say Chapter 27 in Psalms. It is the most beautiful expression of this entire period.