Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Storm in a tea cup

It's the month of Elul.

For my tribe that means a time of introspection and accountability.
A little spring cleaning is called for. Or a lot.

Our sages say that Elul is actually an acronym for 'ani ledodi ve dodi li': I am to my Beloved and my Beloved is to me, which is a verse from the Song of Songs.

The Zohar teaches that at this time the Light of the Creator is as ready, open and close to us as It is possible to be. And equally if we are awakened to our soul there is an answering need for closeness to the Divine at this time.

If you have been foolish, now is the time be wise.

If you find you have fallen, now is just the right time for standing up.

Perhaps you have made a storm in a teacup. Stop stirring now....

xxx elle


  1. Lovely post. I'm not Jewish but lived in Jerusalem for awhile (hub's job, non religious), later did an ulpan on a kibbutz (for the language/cultural experience). I know that this is a very important month before the High Holy Days. So I close with K'tiva V'Hatima Tova.

  2. I read this before, but wanted to return and say, I heeded your thoughts, the last three statements meeting my need perfectly. It was the perfect advice and helped immensely. I Thank You.