Holiness Requires Preparation

Holiness requires preparation. Our chief task is not to create it, but rather to become a receptacle for holiness, which comes about according to the manner of the preparation.Elul is the last month of the Jewish year. As the preparation for Rosh Hashanah, the Day of Judgment, which immediately follows it, Elul is marked by a number of special customs and traditions…The month of Elul is propitious for self-stocktaking, and for repentance in the three “garments” of the soul – thought, speech and action. Divine service requires thorough self-knowledge. Just as ignoring our faults can be crippling, so can being oblivious to our strengths. One must know oneself well: both one’s abilities and talents as well as one’s deficiencies and weaknesses:

http://www.kabbalaonline.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/379262/jewish/The-Elul-Process.htm

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  1. …one is to confess one’s sins…one had committed…against G-d and the community of Israel…:

    http://www.kabbalaonline.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/1588275/jewish/For-a-Full-Month.htm

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