Word for Word: Elul Daily Email

Word for Word: Elul Daily Email

Word For Word: 29 Words, Reflections, and Questions to Prepare Us for the Days of Awe

According to Jewish tradition, the Hebrew month of Elul (the month preceding the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) is a time for us to undertake cheshbon hanefesh, an accounting of the soul.

It is a time for us to reflect on the year that has passed and on the kind of people we were during that year.  It is a time to ask ourselves – are we living the life that God wants for us?  A life that makes our families proud?  That makes us proud?  Each person must go about this accounting in their own unique way, but the more one prepares, the more meaningful the High Holy Days can be.

The Hebrew month of Elul (the month preceding the High Holidays) is a time for us to engage in this reflection. When you sign up for the email blog, you will  receive a daily email throughout the month that contains one word, idea, or practice to assist you in your spiritual preparations. Join us on this thoughtful journey. It is our hope that Word for Word: 29 Words, Reflections, and Questions to Help Us Prepare for the Days of Awe can be a helpful tool in your own cheshbon hanefesh.

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