Friday, August 2, 2013

6th Month Elul: Rosh Chodesh Eve

Coming up next Tuesday, August 6 (Av 30) 6:30pm – Rosh Chodesh Eve
Leader: Patrick Pentecost
Theme: Repentance
Potluck, Praise and Worship, Overview of Rosh Chodesh, 6th Month
Location: At Pavilion at Sharon Stellmach’s 2800 Saville Garden Way Virginia Beach, VA 23453
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In preparation for the meeting we are posting on the topic of Repentance. Open your hearts and prepare for the season. Some thoughts and a video follow.

Follow the link below for some readings on the 40 Days of Teshuva.
Elul-The Season of Teshuva from Hebrew For Christians


From:  Chabad.org

A Month to Prepare
Rosh Chodesh Elul, 5747 · August 26, 1987

Throughout the month of Elul, the Jewish people has a collective task: to prepare itself to be inscribed and sealed for a good and sweet year. Indeed, there is a Jewish custom to wear white on Rosh Hashanah eve, to express the certainty that all will be inscribed in the Book of the Righteous. Clearly, then, the preparation for this must also be with unity.

During Elul we increase in humble prayer; in particular, we invoke the Thirteen Attributes of Divine Mercy. Every day throughout this month, these Thirteen Attributes shine forth, emanating from a source that supersedes any spiritual or physical multiplicity in creation.

We also increase in charity, the most tangible form of unity. The name of the month itself—“Elul”—forms an acronym for the verse: “Send gifts, one to another, and provide gifts to the poor.”



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