Aug 8, 2011

Jewels of Elul VII: "The Art of Seeking Light"

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There is a great Jewish tradition to dedicate the 29 days in the month of Elul to study and prepare for the coming high holy days. The time is supposed to challenge us to use each day as an opportunity for growth and discovery.

While conceptually the notion is noble, it was clear that acting on it was a bit more challenging. Enter . . . Jewels of Elul. For the past seven years I have collected short stories, anecdotes and introspections from some fascinating people. There is a great Jewish tradition to dedicate the 29 days in the month of Elul to study and prepare for the coming high holy days. The time is supposed to challenge us to use each day as an opportunity for growth and discovery. We have collected these Jewels of Elul, from an eclectic group of people including President Barack Obama, Eli Winkelman, Desmond Tutu, the Dali Lama, Sarah Lefton, Eli Wiesel, Deepak Chopra, Pastor Rick Warren, Kirk Douglas, Rev. Ed Bacon, Rabbi David Wolpe, Ruth Messinger, Jeffrey Katzenberg and over 100 other inspired voices . . . well known and not so well known.

I invite you to make each day count. Join us is preparing for this most sacred time of year.  Click here to receive the Jewels of Elul!

To sweet, inspired Holy Day of change.

Craig Taubman

Craig Taubman


Starting on August 30 you will read enlightening Jewels from

Cantor Nancy Abramson • Mary J. Blige • Dani Shapiro • Eminem • Dave Koz
Ruth Messinger and the Jewish Social Justice Round Table • Rabbi Richard Jacobs
Congresswoman Deborah Wasserman Schultz • Rabbi Steve Lowenstein
Raba Tamar Elad-Appelbaum • Yisrael Campbell • Abigail Pogrebin • Idan Raichel
Alison Laichter • Menachem Butler • Rabbi Elie Kaunfer • Najeeba Syeed-Miller
Zion Ozeri • Mayor Rahm Emanuel • Josh Kornbluth • Dee Dee Myers
Rabbi Karen Kedar • Rabbi Jack Riemer • Stephanie Abrams • Rabbi Barbara Penzner
Billy Jonas • Brad Keywell • Michael Reagan • Larry Greenfield



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