Musings on Jewish Education and Jewish Living

#blogElul – 5 Know

There are two things I know with certainty:

1) I know how much I don’t know.  Along with that is the desire to learn as much as I can. 

2) I know that if I stayed at home today I would get nothing done.  Therefore I am in my office working.


The Jewish month of Elul leading up to the High Holy Days provides an opportunity for spiritual preparation. It is a time for cheshbon ha-nefesh – looking inward and reflecting on the past year.  The daily sounding of the shofar calls us to examine our words and our actions, and the words of Selichot (prayers of forgiveness) inspire us to seek forgiveness and to forgive others.  We look ahead to the new year when we can begin anew, striving to be the best version of ourselves.  Each day, I plan to blog on a thought related to this period preparation for the Days of Awe, along with many others in the Jewish blogosphere.  For further inspiration, search #blogElul on Twitter or Facebook.

I invite you to add your own thoughts on the daily topic.  Feel free to add your comments below or write your own blog, following the daily topics indicated or any others that call out to you.


Comments on: "#blogElul – 5 Know" (1)

  1. said:

    I know for certain that the child tarting Middle School on Friday is going to challenge me way more than I bargained for. And I also know that if I don’t stay home today, I will get nothing done. Been clearing the rubble for two weeks. Every drawer, closet, desk…endless fun!

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