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Elul in Kibbutz Chafetz Chayim, 1960

Elul in Kibbutz Chafetz Chayim, 1960

Photo Credit: Zultan Kluger / JNF

Elul is in the air. Saying Psalm 27 every morning (and afternoon – or evening, for Litvaks) brings on that sense of a new beginning waiting right around the corner.

One thing I ask from God, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of God all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of God and to seek him in His temple….

Though my father and mother forsake me, God will receive me…


About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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