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1313 BCE Moses ascends Sinai for 3rd 40 days
On the early morning of the 1st of Elul of the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE) Moses ascended... Read More »
Today is the second of the two Rosh Chodesh ("Head of the Month") days for the month of Elul (when a... Read More »
As the last month of the Jewish year, Elul is traditionally a time of introspection and stocktaking... Read More »
From the beginning of Elul and throughout the High Holiday season, we include the blessing "May you... Read More »
Behold, a fiery chariot and fiery horses separated them both, and Elijah ascended to heaven in a whirlwind. And Elisha saw, and he was crying, "My father! My father! The chariots of Israel and their riders!" And he saw him no longer...
– II Kings 2:11-12

Our souls are the finishing tools for His handiwork.

They are the plows He applies to the harsh earth so it will absorb the rains from heaven, the sandpaper to grind away the coarse surfaces of life, the polishing-cloth so that it will glimmer in the light from above.

That friction that wears us down, those sparks that...

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