The month of Elul has arrived! Elul is a time for teshuva (repentance), and resolve for the future. This week's edition of Temple Talk welcomes the beautiful month of Elul, a time of serious soul-searching, introspection and spiritual growth, in preparation for the coming Days of Awe. Our hosts remind us that this month's special propensity for getting things back on track applies not only to each individual, but is equally true on the national level. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman wonder aloud if our national teshuva for Elul might just be...to win this war?! Or are we actually afraid to win? Should the IDF be 'containing' Hamas, 'restoring quiet,' or destroying the enemy? Echoes can be heard reverberating from this week's Torah portion of Shoftim, wherein we learn of the anointed priest who warns the Israelite soldiers before going out to battle: (Deut. Ch. 20) "Who is the man who is fearful and fainthearted? Let him go and return to his house, and let him not melt the heart of his fellows..."