Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Customs During the Month of Elul

Customs During the Month of Elul
Day: Tuesday
Date: September 2, 2014
Parshat: Ki Tetze
Yalkut Yosef: 581

The Ashkenazi custom is to blow the shofar every day of Elul after shaharit. The purpose is to remind and encourage ourselves to do teshuva and mend our ways. There is a also a nice custom to say the mizmor "leDavid HaShem ori veyish'i" (Tehillim chapter 27) every day after shaharit from Rosh Hodesh Elul until the end of Sukkot. The reason is because this mizmor references the holidays of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. During these days it is proper when saying the beracha Hashivenu to pray for the return of all those who have fallen from the ways of Torah, especially relatives. These days are days of special consideration and must be appreciated and taken advantage of to their fullest.

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