Monday, August 19, 2013
#blogElul 13: forgive
A few weeks ago, this video was released by IKAR, a really fabulous organization in Los Angeles. I love videos like this because they get people thinking and talking and musing and wondering.
I know, because I was one of those people! My friend Anne (okay, full disclosure, a rabbi too) and I had quite a discussion about this video....and I encouraged her to write it down on her OWN blog. (See, I do a lot of blogvangelism over here...)
So instead of writing about "forgive" I'm going to send you over to her blog to read her words.
What do you think?
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! This year, I'm not doing a linky or anything like that -- I'm conserving energy! So be sure to tag your posts on Twitter and Facebook so I can catch them with my alerts....