Snippets — shema yisrael
The month of Elul: the annual wake-up call.
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In the month of Elul, a time of introspection and gathering our energies for the high holidays, we blow the shofar daily. The sound is so ancient, so primal, it stirs something in us. It touches our souls and wakes us from a spiritual slumber, shakes us from complacency land calls us to change.