End Of The Jewish Year Exam

We are in the midst of the Jewish month of Elul, the month that ends the Jewish year. As we prepare for the new Jewish year, which begins on Sunday evening, September 29, we’re encouraged to use the days of Elul to step back and examine our lives, and in doing so, appreciate, reflect upon and grow from the highs, the lows and the in-betweens that made up the year that is coming to a close. We go about examining our lives by performing what our tradition refers to as Chesbon HaNefesh, an examination of the soul. As many of you know, each year at this time, I share some questions (there are some new ones this year!) that can help you examine your soul. Consider them your end of the Jewish year exam! You don’t have to share your answers with anyone, but I do encourage you to study…