Elul – Day 11

Posted by on Aug 30, 2020 | 0 comments

Sometimes you just have to let go! During Elul we have to look in the mirror and face ourselves. Sometimes it requires us to ‘let go’ of various things. It may be old habits, situations – anything that becomes toxic in your life. From the “Song of Songs” we get the name—Ani l’dodi, v’dodi li  – “I am for my beloved and my beloved is for me”.  What can we learn from this poignant phrase? Well, again we see that the initiative begins with the self—”I am.” The self turns toward “my beloved” .  According to this...

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Elul – Day 9

Posted by on Aug 28, 2020 | 1 comment

Elul Day 9 SEEING G-D Perhaps the most dramatic experience that happens atop Mt. Sinai is when Moses asks to meet G-d face to face: “I beg you, show me your glory.” (Exodus 33:18). G-d responds, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live… I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by, and I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back…” This exchange is puzzling. How could Moses not have known that one can only come face-to-face with G-d in the next world?  And why does the Torah document...

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Elul – Day 8

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020 | 0 comments

Elul 8 Are you able to step out? We’ve talked about our Elohim being ‘in the field’, being right there where you live, right there, accessible to anyone that chooses to accept the invitation. However, many will simply turn around and go the other way, many will not even look up. Are you one of those? In the beginning, God gave us the power, the ability to love each other through what He did around us. When He split Adam into male and female, we were given the opportunity to ‘return’ to each other and learn  how to love and be one (echad) again. It would take...

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Elul – Day 7

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 | 0 comments

Elul  Day 7 THE KING IS IN THE FIELD In the month of Elul (our August/September), it is said that in tradition that the King, God Himself, comes down from his throne and walks in the field waiting for us to come out to meet him. This is the season that He is very close by, so gaze out the window of your soul and run to the one that loves you more than anyone ever could! During this season of Elul … this 30 days of introspection, we can sometimes realize that we are not who we say we are, or maybe we are and we don’t like that part of us. This is the month when He is holding our...

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Elul – 2nd Day of Rosh Chodesh Elul

Posted by on Aug 21, 2020 | 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 our brothers, the Jewish People and that they will...

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