A Moment in Time to Think

Gay Los Angeleno rabbi Zach Shapiro in a message for the month of Elul, prior to Rosh Hashana

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This Sunday (September 4) is the 1st of the Hebrew month of Elul, the month preceding Rosh Hashanah.

During Elul, there is a tradition of sounding the Shofar just about every day (except for on Shabbat and on the two days prior to Rosh HaShanah). Hearing the call stirs our souls and reminds us to get ourselves in order before the Holy Days arrive.

We therefore make time to prepare:

Is there a person we need to contact?
Is there an apology we need to make?
Is there a grudge we won’t let go of?
Is there a forgiveness we are withholding?

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