Elul: Right & Left Brains
“I am to my beloved and my beloved is to me.” (Song of Songs 6:4): The Ralbag (Gersonides) describes the tension between the right and left brain – the creative and the structured approaches. He connects this tension to that between the physical and spiritual. This verse describes a state in which both sides merge into a new entity – a Oneness – in which we do not feel torn between our spiritual and physical lives.
The passion of Elul arrives with special Shefa – Abundance Influence – from the Almighty – that allows us to connect all the different aspects of our lives as we prepare for Rosh Hashana.