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Welcome to Elul Enlightenment, a series of short reflections, stories, and commentaries by Adat Shalom members, all focused on preparing for the Days of Awe. This year’s theme, “Letting Go, Starting Anew,” riffs on the line featured in our High Holiday announcements: “Tikhleh Shanah vKil’k’loteha; Takhel Shanah u’Vir’khoteha, The Year’s Challenges Cease; The New Year’s Blessings Begin.” As we contemplate the year that is ending, we recall our struggles – with others, with situations, and perhaps most of all with ourselves. As we look ahead to a new year, we hope for the blessing of a better year, a better world, a better self. We must let go of the past in order to start anew...

27 Elul 5778/ September 7, 2018

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Here are the PDF versions of this year's (5779) and last year's (5778) Elul Enlightenments:

1 Elul 5778/ August 12, 2018: Letting Go & Starting Anew – Sherry Linkon

2 Elul 5778/ August 13, 2018: Revisiting Our Path to Purpose – Donald Zauderer

3 Elul 5778/ August 14, 2018: Walking with Fresh Eyes – Camilla Day

4 Elul 5778/ August 15, 2018: To Everything There is a Season…- Luther Jett

5 Elul 5778/ August 16, 2018: Chai Bahem: A Moment of “Choosing Life” by Marsha Teichman

6 Elul 5778/ August 17, 2018: Sound the Shofar to Wake Up by Rabbi Julie Gordon

7 Elul 5778/ August 18, 2018: Elul: A Time to Nurture Healing by Jesse Abraham

8 Elul 5778/ August 19, 2018: The Challenge of Changing by Jeffrey Rubin

9 Elul 5778/ August 20, 2018: My iPhone Adventure by Scott Arnold

10 Elul 5778/ August 21, 2018: Stepping Off the Familiar Path by Barb Richman

11 Elul 5778/ August 22, 2018: Letting Go by Seeing Anew by Fran Zamore

12 Elul 5778/ August 23, 2018: Some Questions for the High Holy Days by Harry Holzer

13 Elul 5778/ August 24, 2018: Practicing the Scales by Hazzan Rabbi Rachel Hersh

14 Elul 5778/ August 25, 2018: Mayyim Hayyim: A Time to Mourn; A Time to Laugh By Cheryl Kollin

15 Elul 5778/ August 26, 2018: Elul Reflections on Alzheimer’s Disease By Ed Gross

16 Elul 5778/ August 27, 2018: My Gratitude IS Greater than My Angst: Or, A Commentary on De-Feet By Phyllis Lerner

17 Elul 5778/ August 28, 2018: Circling Life by Karen Paul

18 Elul 5778/ August 29, 2018: Learning from Loss by Craig Lustig

19 Elul 5778/ August 30, 2018: Learning to Embrace Change By Amy Jaslow

20 Elul 5778/ September 1, 2018: Redefining Parent-Child Relationships By Pamela Levine

21 Elul 5778/ September 1, 2018: Hope: Our Jewish Obligation by Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb

22 Elul 5778/ September 2, 2018: Holding the Torah by Steve Shapiro

23 Elul 5778/ September 3, 2018: On Loss and Forgiveness by Polly Panitz

24 Elul 5778/ September 4, 2018: Can Sheep Be Guilty? by Matt Wald

25 Elul 5778/ September 5, 2018: Cultivating Radical Compassion By Marla Zipin

26 Elul 5778/ September 6, 2018: For Someone Who Did You Wrong By John O’Donohue

27 Elul 5778/ September 7, 2018: New Year’s Greetings from the Adat Shalom Staff

28 Elul 5778/ September 8, 2018: Letting Go of the Small Stuff By Mollie Milchberg

29 Elul 5778/ September 9, 2018: G'mar Hatimah Tovah – We Are Our Own Judge and Agent of Change By Shulamit Widawsky

If you would like to read last year's (2017/5778) Elul Enlightenments, please click here.