Thoughts on Elul

The month of Elul is one that doesn’t get much airplay on the national Jewish consciousness networks. There aren’t any significant events that happened in Elul, no holidays to celebrate, no tragedies to mourn. The month usually comes at the end of the summer, when the kids are still in camp, and the heat seems…

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Malchus sheb'chesed, yesod sheb'yesod

So if you have been following the progression we have been seeing so far, there is an incredible correspondence between three sets of days: 25 Adar -> 16 Nissan (Pesach) -> 6 Sivan (Shavuos)1 Sivan -> 20 Sivan -> 9 Av17 Tammuz -> 9 Av -> 1 Tishrei (Rosh Hashana) The first day on each…

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