Elul- A lover’s call for Peace.

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Elul- A month of reflection.

Rosh Hashanah Reflections.

The month of Elul can really be seen as the call for peace between man and G-D. The relationship between Hashem and the Jewish people is a loving  yet there 613 commandments to be observed.  The month Elul  אלול can be viewed as an acronym of Hebrew letters:

א      אני

ל   לדודי

ו  ולדודי

ל        לי

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“I am to my Master as my Master is to me”. This acronym of letters can be interpreted in many ways as we approach the High Holiday season. Rosh Hashanah starts on the first day of Tishrai for two days September 8, 2010 commencing in the evening.

The relationship of human beings and G-D has always been a loving yet complex arduous relationship. As a human being it is certainly not easy keeping promises or resolutions. Just look what happens to our diet or exercise plan. How long does the “good “behavior of a Jewish New Year resolution truly last?

During the appropriately named month “Elul” which is prior to Rosh Hashanah gives us the astounding opportunity to be penitent in earnest. Renew our faith and relationship with G-D. The occasion for self reflection can also provide the opportunity to improve relationships between friends and family.

In a way we can look at Elul as a gift from G-D.   Hashem gave us a month to reconcile our thoughts, review our “accounts” and prepare a plan of action for the approaching holy Jewish Holiday season. Upon reflection that a generous gift has bestowed upon us – the opportunity to improve ourselves we can improve our personal relations with the Master of the World.  As humans we aren’t in nature as forgiving in our frustrations and injustices to family, friends and business associates. We give one, two or threes strikes and as the saying goes “you’re out of the old ball game”.  Yet Hashem doesn’t treat the Jewish people in the same scrutiny that we treat others.  We are so lucky that each year we can to rejuvenate and cash in on a month of prospects. Each day as the Shofar Ram’s horn awakens us early in the morning we get the chance to make a “resolution for the day”. May the month of “Elul” resolutions earn each of us a Happy Healthy and Prosperous Sweet Jewish New Year.

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