Rosh Chodesh Elul
Chodesh Elul is here, and in one month it will be Yom Kippur. Some of us shudder at the thought of its approach and others look forward to it with anticipation. The Yamim Noriyam (Days of Awe) are our Jewish High Holidays. These 50 days of Teshuvah (Repentance) ahead are parallel to the 50 days from Pesach to Shavuot that occur each Spring when we count the Omer.
Elul is the 6th month of the Hebrew calendar, a month set apart for teshuvah, tefillah, tzedaka, in preparation for the High Holidays ahead and are a tremendous opportunity to get closer to Hashem.
Ketivah vachatimah tovah!