A 29 days journey of understanding Elul.
During the month of Elul each person and the Community of Israel as one, reflect upon the past year, entering, on the first day of Elul, into a forty day period of introspection.
As Elul being the last month in the Jewish yearly cycle before Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year), it is viewed as a month of reflection on the previous year and looking forward to the next year.
In Elul, we renew our faith in God through self-search and self-reflection.
Traditionally, the Shofar (an instrument made from a ram’s horn) is blown every morning from the second morning of Elul to the twenty eighth day of Elul, to awaken people’s spirits. Ultimately the month of Elul is here for us to reconnect to the bigger picture.