Today the Jewish month of Elul begins. This is the end and the beginning. It is the last month of 5771. The end of the year. But the beginning of the process of cheshbon hanefesh which is the deep introspection of the soul. We are to begin the process of repentance now. Not wait for Rosh Hashanah. It takes a while. More than a day for sure to look at ones sins and errors and ways that you have wounded yourself and others. We all do it. With a hurtful word or unintended slight. Sometimes it is intentional. But this is a time for encounter of the soul and the Divine. The shofar calls to us daily.
So I wish you all a chodesh tov. A good month of learning and discovery about yourself and your place in this marvelous creation we call life