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September 4 2011 Judaism Newsletter

Shalom! If you are in the US or Canada, I hope you are enjoying the long weekend. Elul is now upon us, which means that the High Holidays are right around the corner. This week, we take a deeper look at the significance of Elul and the ways in which Elul can be used as a time for preparing oneself spiritually for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Elul - Spiritually Preparing for the High Holidays
Elul, the final month of the Jewish year begins a forty-day period of introspection and repentance which includes the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Over time individuals and communities have adopted customs meant to get them spiritually prepared for the High Holidays.


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