The Mystical Month To Come

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ELUL 5779 (Sep.1-Oct.1)

 



Month

Sign

Letter

Tribe

Limb

sense

Sefirah Channel

Permutation of theName

6

Virgo

yud

Gad

left hand

action

Tiferet to Netsach

K.K.V.Y.

"The King is in the Field"


CALENDAR REMINDERS

 

30 Av (Aug.30-31) -- Shabbat Rosh Chodesh - Shabbat Re'eh. Torah Reading: Deut.11:26-16:17; Haftorah: Isaiah 66:1-24; Isaiah 66:23; Samuel I 20:18; Samuel I 20:42 Psalm 27 is said twice every day until Hoshana Rabba. Pirkei Avot 5

1 Elul (Sep.1) -- First day of the month of Elul, second day of Rosh Chodesh. Starting this day, the shofar will be blown after Morning Prayers every weekday this month, except the last.
Ascent's 36th Birthday!

2 Elul (Sep.2) First saying of Selichot each weekday morning until Erev Yom Kippur, in Sephardic tradition.

7 Elul (Sep.6-7) -- Shabbat Shoftim. Torah Reading: Deut. 16:18 -21:9, Haftorah- Isaiah 51:12-52:12. Pirkei Avot: Chapter 6

14 Elul (Sep. 13-14) -- Shabbat Ki Titze. Torah Reading: Deut. 21:10-25:19, Haftorah-Isaiah 54:1-54:10. Pirkei Avot: Chapter 1-2.

18 Elul (Sept.17-18) -- Birth of the Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760), founder of the Chassidic movement. Birth of the Baal Tanya (1745-1812), founder of Chabad Chassidut, and the yahrzeit of the Maharal of Prague.

21 Elul (Sept.20-21) -- Shabbat Ki Tavo. Torah Reading: Deut. 26:1-29:8; Haftorah Isaiah 60. Pirkei Avot: Chapter 3 & 4.
Motzei Shabbat (Saturday night) the beginning of the saying of Selichot prayers according to Ashkenazi custom.

28 Elul (Sep. 27-28) -- Shabbat Netsavim Shabbat Mevarchim*, Torah Reading: Deut. 29:9-30:20; Haftorah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9 (7th of the Seven Haftorahs of Consolation); Pirkei Avot: Chapter 5 & 6.

*Every last Shabbat of the month, a special prayer is said as part of the morning service, blessing the coming month. The last Shabbat of the month of Elul however, we do not say this prayer, since the month of Tishrei which begins with Rosh HaShana, is blessed by G-d Himself, thereby investing us with the power to bless the other months of the year.

29 Elul (Sept.29) -- Eve of ROSH HASHANA. Long Selichot; annulment of vows; ask forgiveness of whomever necessary.



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MAY YOU HAVE A SPIRITUALLY CLEANSING MONTH OF ELUL!


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