Books for Elul & the High Holy Days

Wondering how to prepare for the High Holy Days? One way many Jews prepare is with a good book. Here are some  books I have used for this purpose:

And now, dear readers, what have I left out? Is there a book you’ve used for High Holy Day preparation that you particularly recommend? Please share it with us in the comments!

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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, granny, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at and teaches at Jewish Gateways in Albany, CA.

12 thoughts on “Books for Elul & the High Holy Days”

  1. Preparing Your Heart for the High Holy Days by Kerry Olitzky and Rachel Sabath…This one is my favorites…I have journaled it for several years.

    I found a new one…Renewal, Inspirational Lessons of Rosh Hashanah by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, Gefen Publishing House and available on Amazon. It just arrived today.

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