We started blowing shofar until Rosh Hashana to wake us up for teshuva. The year starts with teshuva and ends with teshuva everything being sandwiched into it. The Jews miscalculated when Moshe Rabbenu went up to accept the Torah which ended up in worshipping the Aigal, so we blow shofar not to make that mistake again, as he went up Rosh Chodash Elul and descended on the Yon Kippur with the second luchos when the sin was forgiven.
“as he went up Rosh Chodash Elul and descended on the Yon Kippur with the second luchos when the sin was forgiven”
With all information but the bottom line is in truth klal yisroels was never fully forgiven for the son of the Aigel which is also why Hashem did not give up the new luchos but this time it was man made by Moshe Rabbeinu our leader
On aseparate note regarding chodesh elul.
The entire year a person should be doing teshuva with being more serious and focused during the month of Elul and aseres yemei teshuva. Versus a person thinking he can just be free and do what he wants for 11 months of the year and he’ll wake up and do teshuva when it comes to Elul.
Very sad situation for a person who is currently living with that way of life in his mind.
May we all do full teshuva together whole heartedly so mashiach can come before Elul and the new year
We can look at Elul as someone borrowing on installments. If he waits to pay off the loan at the end, it is very hard, so he should pay it off in installments. Similarly, our debt to Hashem for our sins can be paid off through teshuva at different installment times, every night, once a week, once a month or at the end of the year Elul. It aso accumulates. Don’t wait to your last day of life because we don’t know when it will be.
As it says in pirkei avos:
A person should do teshuva the last day before his death
But since we don’t know when that will be a person should do teshuva EVERY DAY.