In the Hebrew month of Elul, the month before Rosh Hashanah, a voice inside whispers that it’s time to return home.

Some return, even from the most distant places. Some want to return, but cannot overcome their ways.

So the voice inside whispers, “I know you want to return. I appreciate that.”

Some more return. Some try, but are just too tied down.

So the voice inside whispers again, “Even if you don’t return now, I want you to know that you are deeply loved.”

Upon feeling such love, an unbounded love that comes from the very essence of being, who could not return?

In the month before Rosh Hashanah, listen for that voice. Listen deeply.

Maamar Ani L’Dodi 5726, s’if 5.