The month of Elul is the time of year leading up to the High Holidays when we as Jews can uncover and investigate our inner spiritual life and make some changes. The gift of time is a gift to our souls to reflect on who we are, who we want to be and note how far we have come during the past year. During these inner conversations, we can discover areas for change and growth.
Personal reflection brings us special energy that can deepen the experience of our own worship during Rosh Hashanah. Today, we have so much anxiety about the state of our world, our children and grandchildren, our own health and the health of our loved ones and friends. We worry about inflation and poverty and social injustice.