Sunday, August 12, 2018

Teshuvah - Elul

Today is the first day of the Hebrew month of Elul - Rosh Chodesh. The month is full of mystical significance because it marks Moses' third and final ascent of Sinai to receive the Torah From G-d, and because the month leads into the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. As part of the observance of the mystical significance, the shofar - a hollowed out ram's horn - is sounded every morning after the morning prayer service. More about that to follow.

Five 'lefties' at the torah. Gevurah abounds.




Sounding the shofar.