Wednesday, September 10, 2014

#BlogElul: Understanding Isn't All or Nothing

Although there's not much in this video -- beyond shana tova and shana tova u'metuka -- that I understand, this lack of understanding doesn't detract from my ability to enjoy the lighthearted, joyful Rosh HaShanah message.  I take what I can from it, which, in itself, is a meaningful lesson for this season.

It is not possible to understand everything we encounter in our world. Nonetheless, to the extent that we can draw something positive or enjoyable -- no matter how small and no matter what it may be -- from our experiences and encounters, may we strive to do so, and may we help others to do the same.

Inspired by Ima on (and off) the Bima, this #BlogElul post is one in a series marking the days of the Hebrew month of Elul, which precedes the Jewish High Holidays and traditionally serves as a time of reflection and spiritual preparation for the new year.