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Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Elul 15

A relevant text from the prophet Joel:

And the L-RD roars aloud At the head of His army; for vast indeed is His host, numberless are those that do His bidding. For great is the day of the L-RD, most terrible -- who can endure it? "Yet even now" -- says the L-RD -- "Turn back to Me with all your hearts, and with fasting, weeping, and lamenting." Rend your hearts rather than your garments, and turn back to the L-RD your G-d. For He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in kindness, and renouncing punishment. Who knows but He may turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind for meal offering and drink offering to the L-RD your G-d? Blow a horn in Zion, solemnize a fast, proclaim an assembly! Gather the people, bid the congregation purify themselves. Bring together the old, gather the babes and the sucklings at the breast; let the bridegroom come out of his chamber, the bride from her canopied couch.(Joel 2:11-16, NJPS)

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