The Significance of Chodash Elul

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    Reb Eliezer
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    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.

    #1780865
    Sam Klein
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    “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

    #1780867
    Sam Klein
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    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

    #1781014
    Reb Eliezer
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    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.

    #1781034
    Sam Klein
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    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.

    #2000306
    Reb Eliezer
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    Sam Klein, I heard on the interpretation שוב יום אחד לפני מותך a person should repent a day before his passing. So what would a person do with the day, if he knew that this was his last day but he gets a reprieve and the day is returned to him? This is what one should think of every day.

    #2000345
    Reb Eliezer
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    It says ובא לציון גוו’אל ול’שבי פשע ביעקב The Rav Avudraham points out the hint of Elul. The hint is in both teshuva and geulah indicating that Elul is the time for both.
    The kitzur points out that Elul is hinted in teshuva, ומל ה’ אלקיך ‘א’ת ‘ל’בבך ו ‘ו’את ‘ל’בב. tefila in ‘א’ני ‘ל’דודי ‘ח’דודי ‘ל’י and tzadaka in א’יש ‘ל’רעהו ‘ו’מתנות ‘ל’אביונים’.

    #2000369
    commonsaychel
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    Thank you CR of The CR

    #2000432
    Reb Eliezer
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    CS, when you said that I cannot set any rules I declined the position.

    #2000445
    commonsaychel
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    the gabbi [mod 29] sets the rules, you were draftedfor the position

    #2000473
    Reb Eliezer
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    CS, When the name of Hashem is being desecrated by not giving Him proper respect I will not stand for it.

    #2004391
    Reb Eliezer
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    Eliul is an orei miklat, a town to escape to. The beginning letters of אנה לידו ושמתי לו – מקום לנוס שמה, lead into his hand, I will provide for him – a place to run to, is Elul.

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