Tradition & Innovation

Rosh Hodesh Elul: Aug.-Sept.

The first of each Jewish month—the celebration of the new moon, its slender crescent barely visible in the night sky—is a day historically associated with women’s renewal and celebration. In recent decades, Rosh Hodesh has become an occasion for Jewish women to gather for learning, ritual, and spiritual exploration, and to mark life passages. Rosh Hodesh groups, meeting monthly, offer a women’s space in time. (Some men’s gatherings have begun as well, sometimes associated with kiddush levanah, celebrating the coming full moon.)


Queen and King

By Alden Solovy
A poem for Elul using the metaphor of a King and Queen in the fields.   more


By Judith Sarah Schmidt
A poem welcoming the month of Elul   more

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