The Hebrew month of Elul starts this Sunday evening. It is the month preceding Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year seen traditionally as the date when the world was created, and when the Jewish calendar advances. In ancient times it was also used for calculating certain tithes, and for calculating the start of […]

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ט׳ באלול ה׳תשפ״א (August 17, 2021)

One of the sweetest things about New England at the start of September is the grape harvest; the sweetness of the harvest is matched by the building energy of the Hebrew month of Elul. This is the third year Ganei Beantown has been harvesting grapes at Temple Israel for juice for Rosh Hashanah. It has been […]

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כ״ה באלול ה׳תשע״ה (September 9, 2015)