The Hebrew month of Elul is a time for introspection and spiritual preparation. It is a month-long journey into the soul. We pause; we reflect; we trace back our steps and remember both our proudest and darkest moments. We explore instances in which we excelled and consider situations where we could have done better.
Elul invites us to consider pathways to a New Year that will be filled with blessings of renewal. This is a season of personal transformation, and during this year, when all of our communal opportunities must be virtual, it is doubly important that the personal aspects of this holy season be filled with purpose and meaning.
In this season of Selichot and the final days of Elul, let us commit ourselves to establishing daily preparations for change in ourselves and in the world.