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The last month of the Jewish calendar is actually the most important – serving as preparation for the High Holidays.
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A History of Elul... A Haven in Time... Reviewing the Year... Month of the Bride... I and My Beloved... How to grant a blessing... The King in the Field... All about Elul -- the month that G-d feels closer to us and we feel closer to Him
The Month of Elul
God's Love, and the Gift of Second Chances
"From Rosh Hodesh Elul onwards until Yom Kippur, it is customary to rise before dawn to recite penitential prayers (selihot) and supplications (tahanunim). Rama: The Ashkenazic custom is not that way; rather, from Rosh Hodesh, the shofar is sounded daily after the morning prayer, and some do so, even after the evening prayer." (Shulhan Arukh OC #581)
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Here is a list of shiurim that were held at Matan Jerusalem, Raanana and branches across Israel – listen, watch, read and study – anytime and anywhere.
Although the month of Elul — the sixth month of the Jewish year, which immediately precedes Rosh Hashanah — has no special importance in the Bible or in early rabbinic writings, various customs arose sometime during the first millennium that designated Elul as the time to prepare for the High Holy Days.
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