There were so many, I couldn't squeeze us all in the "eye" of my "selfie stick," or holding my camera as far as my arm could reach.
The month of Elul is an extremely important time in the Jewish Calendar. It's a time of Teshuvah, reflection. We are told to "wake up" and take a look at our lives, try to improve. This morning, before I got out of bed, I heard the shofar which is supposed to wake us from our spiritual slumber. Yes, it's the spiritual "bugle cry." No doubt that the historic bugel used as a rallying cry is based on the Jewish Biblical shofar, rams horn.
Phyllis, the Bima Ima, annually blogs a wonderful Elul challenge.
And for those who would like to join our Women's Prayers, in which we pray individually and silently except for the Hallel Prayer which is sung together out loud, the next will be Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan. That is because the First of Tishrei is Rosh Hashanah and not celebrated as a Rosh Chodesh.
Women's Prayers at Shiloh Hakeduma,
There's lots more to do at Shiloh Hakeduma besides our monthly prayers, so I suggest that you contact them and visit. For more information call 02-994-4019.
PS If you'd like to organize transportation, then contact Ben Levine of Awesome Tours. He has a supersized van, a mini-bus that has room for fifteen 15 passengers comfortably. He'll help you arrange a truly inspiring Rosh Chodesh (or any day) in Shiloh.