Elul Reflections 5781

The Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors (ARC) of Australia, New Zealand and Asia has prepared a series of reflections for each of the 29 days in the month of Elul, the month preceding the High Holy Days, as a period of self-examination and spiritual deepening. 

The daily reflections will address: How can we focus, for a full month, on spiritual deepening? In what ways should we examine ourselves? How can we adequately prepare for the holiest days of our year?  It is our hope that these reflections will encourage meaningful preparation for the High Holy Days.

Rosh Chodesh Elul falls on 8 August. If you would like to receive the daily email, each containing a new Elul reflection, please e-mail Jocelyn Robuck at the Union for Progressive Judaism This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to subscribe.

We wish you a meaningful, reflective Elul, and hope that your spirit and soul are nourished heading into the High Holy Days. Click on the sound file below to listen to Rabbi Gersh Lazarow sounding the shofar:

Click on the links below to read each day's reflection:


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