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Elul and Rosh Hashanah

The month of Elul is the final month in the Jewish year. This month is a particularly propitious time for prayer, self introspection, and repentance. It is a time of intense spiritual preparation for the coming year and the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah. This year (2013/5774) the month of Elul begins on Wednesday August 6, 2013 and lasts through Wednesday September 5, 2013.

Rosh Hashanah is the first and second days of the first Jewish month of Tishrei. It marks the beginning of the Jewish new year. The celebration of this holiday is marked with solemnity, as it is the day on which the whole world is judged for the coming year. Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the world, as it was on this day that G-d created Man on the 6th day of creation. Every year, on this day, we proclaim G-d as our one and true King.

This year, (2013-2014/5774) Rosh Hashanah, begins on Wednesday evening, September 4, 2013, and continues through Friday night, September 6, 2013.

View the Jewish calendar for this year: 5775

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View the Jewish calendar for this year: 5776



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ARTICLES ON KI SEITZEI AND ELUL / ROSH HASHANAH:

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Rosh HaShana - Of Creation and Our King
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

Yefas Toar: Captivating Beauty
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It's a Nice Soft Suicide…
Rabbi Label Lam - 5772

> Battling Our Inner Enemy
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Parshas Ki Seitzei: Volume 26, No. 44
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Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5763

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Those are the Questions?
Rabbi Label Lam - 5765

Lessons on Prayer
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5760

Tzedakah vs. Charity: What is the difference?
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5773

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In A Theatre Near You
Rabbi Label Lam - 5764

To Crown a King
Shlomo Katz - 5767

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The Distance
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5758

Elul
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An Invitation to Attack
Rabbi Label Lam - 5762



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