Thursday, August 30, 2012
#BlogElul 12: Image
Our tradition teaches that we are all created "b'tzelem Elohim," in God's image.
When we consider that every single person we encounter fits into this idea, it can change the way in which we interact with others.
So often we fail to see the humanity in another person.
If we all would remind ourselves of this idea, the world would be a very different place.
How can we live this ideal in the new year?
The Jewish month of Elul, which precedes the High Holy Days, is traditionally a time of renewal and reflection. It offers a chance for spiritual preparation for the Days of Awe. It is traditional to begin one’s preparation for the High Holy Days during this month with the Selichot, the prayers of forgiveness. We look to begin the year with a clean slate, starting anew, refreshed. All month, along with others, I'll be blogging a thought or two for each day to help with the month of preparation... I will be blogging here, and sharing #Elulgram photos on the same themes at imabima.tumblr.com. Follow me on twitter @imabima for all the #BlogElul posts, not only mine but others' as well!
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