The Torah reading today, 18 Elul 5771 (September 17 2011) in the synagogue is called Ki Tavo Deut. 26:1-29:8.
Elul (אֱלוּל) is the last month of the Jewish calendar (counting from Tishri). It began on August 29th and will run through September 28th this year. This month is the beginning of a forty day “Season of Teshuvah” when we make extra effort to repent (turn [shuv] toward God) concluding on Yom Kippur.
The system of reading the Bible in three years on Saturdays reads part of the Sabbath reading each of the three years. You can find today’s portion and reflection here. There is also a children’s and family devotional version and you can find today’s text here.
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