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At the beginning of the final month of the year we begin to blow the shofar every day, that famous ancient call, to reflect and perhaps begin to act differently, think differently and do differently. As the famous expression goes , "its how you finish that counts". How we end our year really encapsulates the energy for the entire year that was. How do we look back at 5777, were we caring enough, were we careful enough, were we kind enough? Elul is that month that gives us all the chance to finish off the year right.
There are 40 days between Rosh Chodesh Elul and Yom Kippur which is the culmination of this period. We build up from now to the holiest day of the year. 40 is always a number in Judaism that reflects change , 40 days to receive the Torah, 40 days of the flood, 40 years in the desert, this theme is evident everywhere.
In line with this theme, HERZLIA is very excited to launch its 40 days of Kindness campaign where during the whole month of Elul we, as the Herzlia Family, are all going to put in great effort to be more kind; Staff , Parents and Pupils. To be kind, to think kind and to do kind. We are running a social media campaign with the Hash Tag #Icaughtyoubeingkind, where learners can post pictures of their friends caught in the act of being kind to each other.
Let us all join together this Elul to tap into the energy of 40, the energy of change, to change ourselves and change our school for the better, to make our school , not just a school of excellence but also a school of kindness.
"Love your neighbour as yourself" (Vayikra 19:18), as Rebbi Akiva eternally teaches us, Ze Klal Gadol be Torah, this is a cornerstone of the Torah.