Hodesh tov. (Happy new month of Elul.)
Today the month of Elul beings, our month of preparation for the High Holy Days. Each day we build and progress towards the days of awe.
This year, the immense tragedies of the world make this time seem especially poignant and meaningful. So many lives have been devastated, so many now homeless. Elul and the holy days are times of reflection on the meaning of our lives and our daily choices. Many of us have been engaging in such reflection as we try to process the horror of Katrina and try to find a way to help. Perhaps this Elul will be a time of help and a time when hope can grow day by day.
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