Friday, August 14, 2015

Elul is Coming! Some Also See Geula Significance

Elul is always a time for introspection and seriousness, and in the Yeshiva world, a time of actual fear for our lives.  This culminates in the most feared and awesome days of all - the Yamim Nora'im - days of fear and awe.  

At the same time, both Rav Fish (p. 5) and Rav Berger (p. 1, right column) see this Elul - the Elul of 5775 - as an extremely significant turning point in the redemption of our people from the state of exile we are currently enduring.

Rav Fish notes many reasons for Elul's significance, and he specifically sees significance in Parshat Ki Tavo based on events that occurred in modern history during or close to that Perasha.

Rav Berger notes the recent Kolot of Mashiah coming (including the recent one from Rav Chaim Kanievsky) and the Milhamot around the world.   Elul is a time for Teshuva and it's up to us to do the proper Teshuva so Mashiah can come, he says.

Shabbat Shalom and Hodesh Tov!


At Sun Aug 16, 07:52:00 PM 2015, Blogger Ronnie Rendel said...

Elul is not a time of fear for our lives, it is a time when the King is in the field, the 13 Attributes of Mercy are shining, and a person has the ability to increase in awe of Heaven.

At Mon Aug 17, 05:41:00 AM 2015, Blogger yaak said...

Ronnie, there may be a difference in approach between Hasidic and Litvish Yeshivot in this regard.


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