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Being Counted – Day 5

5 Elul 5773 By Stacy Nagel In the Torah portion, B’midbar (Numbers 1:1 – 4:20), a census is taken in the wilderness. Thirteen months have passed since the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt and G-d commands Moses to take a tribe-by-tribe census of all the Israelite males over the age of twenty. Some Jewish theologists believe […]

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Time to Try Again – Day 3

3 Elul 5773 I am not good at knowing who or what G-d is and this year I wanted to reflect on the High Holy Days before they arrived.  For years I had the intention of entering Elul softly, using the whole month to prepare with introspection for the Days of Awe. This Elul I […]

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Echoes in Sound and Spirit – Day 2

2 Elul 5773 By Josh Friedman As an audio engineer and musician I have a deep understanding of echoes, the result of reflected vibrations that are sent through space and interpreted as sound. A vibration begins, reflects, returns, and delays, slightly altered by its surroundings. As it reaches our ears, our minds interpret the echo. […]

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Welcome to Echoes of Elul

1 Elul 5773 Today we begin the month of Elul, marking the beginning of our preparations for the upcoming High Holy Days. We enter into these days of awe both as individuals and as one Temple Beth Sholom family. This year we are pleased to bring a new element to our High Holy Day preparations […]

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