This is the first full week of Elul (see articles #1-3),the concluding month of the Jewish year; that means: we are in the countdown to Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur! Article #5-7 are for the weekly reading, Shoftim, while #4 is for the sixth and concluding chapter in the third cycle of Pirkei Avot, for those who continue to study it on Shabbat afternoons throughout the summer.