Cheshbon HaNefesh Part 1

Good thoughts here. I am working, especially, on having a more orderly life…no small challenge when also dealing with Adrenal Fatigue and Espstein Barre. But I know that G-d will help me, for it is His will.

Love Israel Connection

The month of Elul really gets the ball rolling for thoughts concerning the Fall Holidays:  Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot.  This year Rosh Chodesh Elul falls on Sunday, September 4.  We will talk about Rosh Chodesh in another post.

Selchot (prayers of repentance) and Cheshbon HaNefesh begin near this time.  I will talk about Selchot in the next post.  Today I want to focus on Cheshbon HaNefesh.  Cheshbon HaNefesh is an accounting of our souls.  This is a book written my Rabbi Menachem Mendel Lefin in 1809.  It has a lovely introduction explaining how to use the book to to guard oneself from the evil inclination (yetzer hara) which battles man by using a variety of strategies.  His goal is to teach us to master our thoughts.  Now I would quote 2 Corinthians 10:5b, “bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Messiah.”

I want to bring…

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About Abigail

I am a woman who loves life and loves to see others love life, too. I love and serve the Creator, the God of the Bible...the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Because of what the Creator has done in my life, I am here to help others now. I hope we can journey together!
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