The month of Elul (and the following month Tishrei) is a wonderful time period to prepare for the coming Fall Feast Days – after all, the Feast of Yom Teruah – the ‘Blowing of the Shofar’ is when we will hear the ‘last trump’ and the Messiah will return!meleah blowing shofar

Here are excerpts to get you started:

Gearing up for Elul

Time of Consolation

 

Elul – Day 5

Posted by on Sep 5, 2019 in All Posts, Elul | 0 comments

DEVELOPING A SENSE OF SENSITIVITY How does one develop sensitivity? Is it something that comes naturally? Is it an acquired state? Does your momma have to slap it into you? Well, maybe it’s a bit of all of that and more learned through the pages of your journey. We certainly don’t come with sensitivity! Most of us, truth be told, are in it for ourselves! The most important person in our lives … well, is US! But we are to see and feel and experience life as our Master ‘saw’ life. Everything touched him deeply,...

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Elul – Day 4

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019 in All Posts, Elul | 0 comments

Elul Day 4 Hope you are enjoying your time walking through the month of Elul. Here we are, five days in! Did you know that in Hebrew – what they call the Gematria (method of interpreting the Hebrew scriptures by computing the numerical value of words) that the number 5 symbolizes Grace? Isn’t that interesting…grace. How much grace do you have in your life? How much grace do you extend in your life? Interesting question isn’t it? Think about that for a moment.  Let’s look a bit more at ‘grace’ …...

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Elul – Day 3

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in All Posts, Elul | 1 comment

FREE! Now how do we do that again? Identifying damaging patterns and personal bias is an essential step on a journey to freedom from our personal bondage. Let’s begin by looking deep within ourselves and peek into our soul. When we do that, an essential step on our journey to freedom it will identify some of our damaging patterns and personal bias’. You won’t have to peer into your soul very long before something will pop up and say BOO! Unfortunately, all of us are enslaved in one way or another. Our social standards, our...

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Elul – 2nd Day of Rosh Chodesh Elul

Posted by on Sep 1, 2019 in All Posts, Elul, Feast Days | 0 comments

Elul – 2nd Day of Rosh Chodesh Elul

Elul 1, 2nd Day of Rosh Chodesh Elul Today is the second of the two Rosh Chodesh (“Head of the Month”) days for the month of Elul. Why is that you might ask? Why 2 days? Well, when a month has 30 days, both the last day of the month and the first day of the following month serve as the following month’s Rosh Chodesh). Prayers: Father, we humbly come before you and ask you to bless Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and all those in leadership to love You above all else. Father help us to remember to pray and bless Israel and...

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Elul – The Beginning

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019 in All Posts, Elul, Feast Days | 1 comment

Elul – The Beginning

This evening at sundown begins the first day of the month of Elul, and it is a very special time for those of us that are looking forward to spending time together during the fall Feast Days of the LORD. What you say? The LORD has FALL feast days? Yep, he sure does. We’ll cover those as we go along. But today I want to focus on ‘this’ day…the first day of Elul. The sixth month of the Biblical calendar (late summer/early fall), is the month set apart for repentance, teshuvah. Basically, what it is for is a set apart...

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Elul – Day One Almost Upon Us!

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019 in All Posts, Elul | 3 comments

ELUL is almost upon us! Are you excited? Are you ready yet? Well, don’t dilly dally – let’s begin! Let’s go on a journey of self discovery together! Just as Yah told Abraham to ‘Go from your land, your birthplace, the home of your parents, to the land that I will show you’ – let’s trust that He is reaching out asking for our hand…where will He take us? Abraham didn’t know…and neither do we.  Abraham listened and then left. His entire life was transformed during this journey of...

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Gearing up for Elul

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in All Posts, Elul | 3 comments

Gearing up for Elul

What all is involved in getting ready for the month of Elul … a time when we examine the deeds of our past year? Well, it’s probably as much or as little as one wants to invest in it. It can be one of the most reflective and rewarding times or it can pass you by in the blink of an eye. For the past ten years I’ve marked this time as a special season to prepare for the Yamim Nora’im, the Days of Awe, with the hope of  getting my spiritual house in order. This is the time when the “King is in the field” and I...

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The Month of Elul…

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019 in All Posts, Elul, Feast Days | 0 comments

The month of Elul is in 2 days….Beginning August 31 in the evening, we begin the count of Elul. Elul is the twelfth Hebrew month, and the sixth month in the Roman Calendar (September/October). In the Jewish tradition, the month of Elul is a time of repentance in preparation for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. … Elul has, throughout the time, a time to search one’s heart and draw close to God in preparation for the coming Day of Judgement, Rosh Hashanah, and Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. This is the time...

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Are you ready for Yom Kippur?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in All Posts, Days of Awe, Elul, Feast Days, Resources, Yom Kippur | 1 comment

Are you ready for Yom Kippur?

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Are you ready? If you are asking “ready for what?” than let me explain. The Day of Atonement is the holiest day of the year for all of Judaism and is one of the Feast Days of the LORD listed in Leviticus 23. Read that last part again, one of the FEAST DAYS OF THE LORD. Yes, that’s right the Holy One Himself, (no matter what you call him – Yahovah, Yahweh, God) designed this day as one of HIS feast days and commanded all those that followed Him to honor them for eternity. Well, that...

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Elul – Day 39

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in All Posts, Days of Awe, Elul | 0 comments

remember, this is from Orthodoxy….allow the Ruach haKodesh to sift through the words, and speak to your heart… Tishrei 9, Erev Yom Kippur TO BE LIKE ANGELS Tonight we will begin a 25-hour fast of Yom Kippur.  We don’t do this in order to afflict ourselves, which is the purpose of the fast of Tisha B’Av when we mourn the destruction of the Temple—indeed Yom Kippur is not a day of mourning but a day of joy. We fast on Yom Kippur because on this day we want to transcend our physical limitations and be like angels, and...

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