May the Kadosh Baruch Hu, the Holy One, bless you and all those you love with a new year of good health, peace, fulfillment and the love of family, friends and community.
L'shanah tovah tikateivu לשנה טובה תכתבו
Rabbi Amy Levin
Rosh Chodesh Elul: A Modern Psalm
We begin the turning, back to You;
Moving against the heat of our hearts,
Against the anger inside, we turn.
Call us to begin the examination, Healing God;
Call for us to remove the garment of our deceit,
The fears that bind us away from You.
Chafing at our tender miseries.
In the month of Elul, we uncover our secrets,
Examining them with a truthful heart,
Counting the pulse beats of our life,
The selfish pressures we apply and resist.
Call us to the consultation of our souls,
For You are a God of healing and mercy;
Call us to being without delay,
That Elul might draw us near to You.