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Elul

​   by Reb Gutman Locks   
       

Elul

 

     We have entered the month of Elul. It is a time of repentance and preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. In Aramaic,[i] Elul means "search." It is a month of searching. We try to awaken our sleepy souls by hearing the sound of the shofar.[ii] The spiritual significance of this most important month is attained by remembering the acronym of the word Elul; "I am My beloved's and my Beloved is mine."[iii]

     When we stop and remember Who it is we actually belong to, we guide our lives according to His desires. When we realize Who our Beloved really is we try to please Him with all our deeds. Our relationship is one of love.

 

 



[i] When the names of the months were first adapted we spoke Aramaic.

[ii] Ram's horn

[iii] Song of Songs 6:3

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