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7th of Elul

Posted by: erika on: August 13, 2013

From Jewels of Elul We welcome the companionship but wish the circumstances were different. Will we know the meit (the deceased) or recognize the body that was loaned to him for his journey on this earth? We were told his name and the name of his parents – not much more. We know even less about his neshama, […]

3rd of Elul-Blog Round Up

Posted by: erika on: August 9, 2013

There are so many great jewels of Elul that I couldn’t pick just one. The first is from My Jewish Learning The hebrew letters that spell out the name of the Jewish month that we have just entered – Elul – are described in the Talmud as an acronym for the phrase from Song of Songs: ‘Ani L’dodi […]

2nd of Elul

Posted by: erika on: August 8, 2013

From Ritualwell. Each year as summer fades into fall, Jewish tradition invites us to turn inwards. The month of Elul precedes the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We dedicate this time to preparing ourselves for the holidays so that we can experience them as fully as possible. During Elul we are […]


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