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Jewels of Elul

We received a request from musician Craig Taubman to include “Jewels of Elul” on Boulder Jewish News.  To access the Jewels, scroll down on the right side to see a link that looks like this:

Here’s an introduction from Craig that explains this project. We look forward to hearing your feedback and responses!

What’s a Jewel?

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 six years I have collected short stories, anecdotes and introspections from some fascinating people.

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.

To sweet, inspired Holy Day of change.

Craig Taubman

Craig Taubman

About Staff

They call me "NewsHound III," because I'm a smart Cookie, sniffing out stories all over the Boulder area. I love Jewish holidays because the food is GREAT, especially the brisket. Well all the food. I was adopted from the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and have many friends there also looking for homes.

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One comment

  1. I had been looking for a way to jump start the introspection suggested by the "Days of Awe".

    Thanks for this easy format to engage in this process. I am looking forward to the daily

    entries.