This year the month of Elul CANNOT be ignored or be taken lightly. Just because you can drop some keywords of the King being in the field or Him being unto His beloved in your Bible study groups, doesn't mean that you have any grasp on it. Can we ever? The year coming has serious judgments tied to it. Are you really prepared? Another auspicious timeframe in the form of Elul is given to you, handed to you by the King Himself - ready to coach you through the Tshuva process. Take it. Make it your own. Toil in the field of Torah. Take a serious account of your life. Here are a few tools we have put together that we believe can assist you:
A VIDEO: AnaRina and Rabbi Chaim Richman discuss the auspicious timing of ELUL.
Listen to our PODCAST regarding Haggai's prophecy.
Familiarize yourself with the Biblical events in the Calendar that still guides us today (see below).
Take the Prophecy of Haggai to a tangible level. The Jewish Sages teach that by studying the Temple it is considered as if you are BUILDING IT! Buy the Book and study with us: "Secrets of the Future Temple"
More articles on Teshuva and the King is in the Field (Scroll Down).
AnaRina and Rabbi Chaim Richman discuss the auspicious timing of ELUL and how to prepare for the judgment days ahead. Including the well-known concepts of "Ani L'Dodi V'dodi Li" and "King is in the Field", Rabbi Richman then takes it a step further in discussing another deep meaning embedded in the word ELUL and how to create a dwelling place for G-d, tying it beautifully in with Haggai's very timely prophecy.
A quick overview of 9 & 10 Av, 15 Av before we dive into ELUL We connect Ps 137 (If I forget you Jerusalem) with the upcoming Haggai prophecy in ELUL and why many are seeing job losses and pressure in the tightening economy. What can we do to correctly align ourselves with this prophecy as it will play a KEY part in the coming year and G-d's provision in your life.
Elul is an auspicious time to move closer to and with G-d. Of course, we have a direct connection with Him all-year-round. Of course, we can ask for forgiveness at any moment – the sages make it clear that the Gates of Forgiveness are always open. But like in any business or organization, there is an allocated time at the end of a year for planning, revisiting the year’s accomplishments, assessing if we’re on target, squaring accounts and sharpening our approach.
What if you had a heads-up on something that can literally change your whole year ahead, perhaps even your life?
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ELUL: Important Dates Tools to align yourself with G-d's Cycles of Governance
1st of ELUL falls this year on 21st of August
It is time to build G-d's House. Take an ACTIVE step HERE
The 9th of ELUL falls this year on the 29th of August
17th of Av falls this year on the 6th of September.
This marks a year since Israeli Elections started, with three rounds (and counting). The spies who slandered the Land, started to die on this day, 40 days after they sinned. This date might be connected to political dynamics regarding land appropriation, the (withdrawal from) annexation of Judah and Samaria etc.
The 24th of ELUL falls this year on the 13th of September
The 25th of ELUL falls this year on the 14th of September
On the 25th of ELUL, Nehemiah completed the repairing of Jerusalem's walls which took place over a 52-day period.
YOU CAN HELP BUILD THE TEMPLE!
The Jewish sages teach us that STUDYING THE TEMPLE is as if you built it!
Son of man, describe the temple to HOUSE of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their sins. Let them consider its perfection and if they are ashamed of all they have done, make known to them the design of the temple - its arrangement, its exits and entrances-- its whole design and all its regulations and laws. Write these down before them so that they may be faithful to its design and follow all its regulations.
- Ezekiel 43: 10-11
Learn how the physical measurements of the Temple correspond with powerful spiritual dynamics.