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The Elul Process
Holiness requires preparation.
Elul is the last month of the Jewish year. As the preparation for Rosh Hashanah, the Day of Judgment, which immediately follows it, Elul is marked by a number of special customs and traditions.
Chai Elul Meditation Wheel
In the outer rings are the tribe, astrological sign, sense, and sefira-channel associated with each month.
On the 18th of Elul, we review our behavior of the previous Tishrei (the month the High Holidays which began the current year), pinpoint and reflect upon those areas that need improvement, and resolve to do better.
Forty Days
Yom Kippur is not about recounting, recalling, bringing to memory all your negative baggage.
If we wish to live a Yom Kippur infused life --to live dauily with a Yom Kippur consciousness,, to integrate the ‘high’ of Yom Kippur in the "lows’ of daily mundane life each day of the year -- we need to aspire to fuse the inspiration from above with the perspiration from below.
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