Elul, All the Days of My Life – 9/1/22

A video message from Rabbi Julie and Student Rabbi Lily in preparation for the High Holy Days, during the month of Elul.


Lyrics for Psalm 27
Achat sha-alti
Me’eit Adonai
Otah Avakesh
Shivti b’veit Adonai
Kol y’mei hayyai

Only one thing I ask of Thee, God
Only one thing
That I seek
To dwell with Thee, in your Light, God
All the days
Of my life

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The Month of Elul
In Jewish tradition, the month of Elul is a time of repentance in preparation for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The word “Elul” is similar to the root of the verb “search” in Aramaic. Jewish sources from the 14th century and on write that the Hebrew word “Elul” can be understood to be an acronym for the phrase “Ani L’dodi V’dodi Li” – ” I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine”. Elul is seen as a time to search one’s heart and draw close to God in preparation for the coming Day of Judgement, Rosh Hashanah, and Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.
[source: Wikipedia]



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