Elul is the month of mercy and forgiveness, the month to prepare ourselves for Teshuvah, often Teshuvah is been translated as repentance, but it  means ' Return to G'D'.

Teshuvah comprised as regrets, misdeeds, a dicision to change and a verbally expression of our sins. Which means that whenever we sin, we should do Teshuvah.

But not only sins, also the things we should do but didn't do, thinking of Mitzvahs doing by halves or not properly, Tzniut in dress and behavior, as frum Jews we dress modest, but we also have to be modest in behavior, meaning watch in the way we walk, talk, (interact with other people ) all according to the laws of Tzniut  Halachah and Shulchan Aruch.

The ten days of Teshuvah between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are special designated days for doing Teshuvah, this is the time that Gates for Prayer and Repentance are more open than any other day during the whole Jewish year.

Every Jew should do Teshuvah, the Talmud says that we should spend at least a whole day doing Teshuvah, the Zohar tells us by doing Teshuvah the Moshiach will come which will make the Tzaddikim will do Teshuvah,  while the Tzaddik mastered not to sin!

The difference in a Tzaddik and Baal Teshuvah  is that a Tzaddik constantly fulfills the will of HaShem, while the Baal Teshuvah has strayed, and often is disapointed by this and yearning to return to HaShem, the drive to do this is so much more powerful than that of the Tzaddik.

When a Jew does Teshuvah, it is pure out of true love for HaShem, his sins will be given a chance to transform into goodness.

When we do Teshuvah, it means we  'Return to G'D' we do this by davening daily, studying the Torah daily,  by Tzedakah, charity to who really needs it, Ahavat Yisroel ' Love your fellow Jew, as you love yourself '


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