Elul Reflections 21 – September 12

Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker

In Deuteronomy (30:11-14) we find the following teaching:

“Surely this Instruction (Torah), which I enjoin upon you this day, is not too baffling for you, nor is it beyond reach.  It is not in the heavens, that you should say, ‘Who among us can go up to the heavens and get it for us and impart it to us, that we may observe it?’  Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who among us can cross to the other side of the sea and get it for us and impart it to us, that we may observe it?’  No, the thing is very close to you, in your mouth and in your heart, to observe it.”

Which Mitzvot are “in your mouth and in your heart”?

Are there Mitzvot that you’d like to be doing that are in some way “beyond your reach”?

Which Mitzvot would you like to bring into your life in the year to come?

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