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Fatherly Love and the New Year

Friday, 9 September, 2016 - 7:48 pm

The last month of the Jewish year, Elul, is a time of introspection, increasing in our commitment to G-d and preparing for the coming year.

The second to last month of the year, Av, is a month of tragedy. Both Holy Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed, we begin the month decreasing in joy and we have the saddest day on the Jewish calendar in this month.

Yet interestingly every month on the final Shabbat of the month we bless the new month, that the new month should be a month of life and good, and Av is no different. We bless the final month of the year on the last Shabbat of Av. 

This means that the tragic month of Av somehow has in it to bless the month of Elul! Where in the month of Av do we find inspiration to jump start the new year?

Please check it out in this weeks video!

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