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Posts Tagged ‘Elul

Mixed Multitudes Mix Up

Posted by: erika on: September 9, 2014

Today Tablet posted an article about Commandment Keepers/Hebrew Israelites/”Black Jews” I read the first paragraph and was instantly upset, again, that another “mainstream, left-leaning” Jewish online journal was doing sloppy reporting. I’ve written about why this is problematic a lot. Like a lot. Like, really a lot. And here’s the thing. I really don’t care […]

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 […]

1st of Elul, 5773 Rosh Chodesh Elul

Posted by: erika on: August 7, 2013

Today is the first of Elul. I’ve been asking on Twitter and Facebook for what Elul conjures or brings up for people and have gotten a wide variety of awesome responses. What does Elul mean for you?

Shofar Blowing 101

Posted by: erika on: September 15, 2011

Last year a friend of mine was heading back home to Israel for a visit.  Knowing that I was considering Judaism, she asked if she could bring me something from the Holy Land.  I thought about it, and asked for a shofar.  Dorin got back from Israel and maybe 7 months later I met my […]

Vlog-Asking for Forgiveness

Posted by: erika on: September 13, 2010


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