- The twelfth month of the Jewish calendar, just before the High Holidays season (or sixth, if one starts counting at Nissan).
- "We spend all of Elul getting ready for the holidays of Tishrei."
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Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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