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Elul Thoughts

Elul ThoughtsElul is a month given to us to reflect and prepare for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – The Yamim Noraim or Days of Awe. It is a month where we try to take account of our lives, so that we might make the most of this powerful time of renewal, regeneration, fresh starts and healing.

This year our daily Elul Thoughts are taken from ‘Terror, Trauma and Tragedy’, edited by Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain and Rabbi David Mitchell. Each is a short extract of a larger piece, but is designed to help us find meaning, comfort or perhaps more questions in the aftermath of horrific events, which have seemed all too frequent this year. The horror of such atrocities can leave us in confusion, depression and fear. As we move into a new year we hope these pieces might variously offer some solace, be a tool of self-reflection, and encourage us to continue working for a better world.

Elul Thoughts will be posted on our website from Monday to Friday during Elul. You can also receive Elul Thoughts via a daily email. To subscribe, please contact Reform Judaism’s Community Educator Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers.

Elul Thoughts archive

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Dr Barbara Borts

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Mark Goldsmith

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Helen Freeman

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Danny Burkeman

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Rebecca Lillian 

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Roderick Young

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild 

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Howard Cooper

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Larry Tabick

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi David Mitchell

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Monique Mayer

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Michael Hilton

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Sybil Sheridan

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Steven Katz

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