Elul

Alternative Spellings

Ellul

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).

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