Elul

Definitions

  • The twelfth month of the Jewish calendar, just before the High Holidays season (or sixth, if one starts counting at Nissan).

Example Sentences

  • "We spend all of Elul getting ready for the holidays of Tishrei."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • אלול
    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      Ellul

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