Blog Elul 2015

Elul is the last month of the Jewish Calendar. It is the month the precedes the high holy days of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year. I am posting my responses to the prompts from the Blog Elul in 2015. Below is the explanation of what Blog Elul is from the founder, Rabbi Phyllis Sommer.

The Jewish month of Elul, which precedes the High Holy Days, is traditionally a time of renewal and reflection. It offers a chance for spiritual preparation for the Days of Awe. It is traditional to begin one’s preparation for the High Holy Days during this month with prayers of forgiveness, but I like to think of it as a whole-person preparation activity. We look to begin the year with a clean slate, starting anew, refreshed. All month, along with others, I’ll be blogging a thought or two for each day to help with the month of preparation… I will be blogging here, and sharing #Elulgram photos on the same themes at and on Instagram @imabima. Follow me on twitter @imabima for all the #BlogElul posts, not only mine but others’ as well! Read more about #BlogElul here.