Elul Reflections 5772 By Rabbis Bradley G. Levenberg, Eric Linder, Jason Nevarez, and David N. Young Shalom!
The month of Elul precedes the High Holidays. Its 28 days are meant as a time for introspection, learning and growth. Judaism teaches that we don’t just walk into the Rosh Hashanah service, all ready to go. Elul is a ‘warm-up’ time, allowing us to spiritually stretch ourselves to prepare for the intensity (and joy) of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Starting on the first day of Elul and continuing through the end of the month, you will receive an email that is pertinent to this month of introspection. Each email will have a brief thought on the topic of preparing for the High Holy Days, and each thought will be paired with a tweet using the hashtag #elul5772.
These emails represent the collaboration of Rabbi Bradley G. Levenberg of Temple Sinai in Atlanta, GA; Rabbi Eric Linder of Congregation Children of Israel in Athens, GA; Rabbi Jason Nevarez of Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners, NY; and Rabbi David N. Young of Temple Sinai in Miami, FL. Together we hope to provide our respective congregations with 28 opportunities for growth during this introspective time.
Please follow along at @rabbilinder, or by watching this blog!