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.
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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 &
*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!