First Week of Elul

Our tradition teaches that Elul can be seen as an acronym for the phrase from Shir Hashirim, ani ledodi vedodi li (I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine). Holding this to heart, we enter this month with love, seeking to get closer to the Divine as though we are reunited with a beloved. May we open our hearts with love, creating space for transformation as we welcome in the Yamim Nora’im.