from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The 12th month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The twelfth month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar, after Av and before Tishrei.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The sixth month of the Jewish year, by the sacred reckoning, or the twelfth, by the civil reckoning, corresponding nearly to the month of September.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The twelfth month of the Jewish civil year, and the sixth of the ecclesiastical, beginning with the new moon of August.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the twelfth month of the civil year; the sixth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in August and September)
Our sages points out that the initial letters of this verse, "אני לדודי ודודי לי" spell out the word Elul - אלול - to teach us that it is especially in the month of Elul when love rules supreme.
Indeed, it would appear that the Babylonians and Assyrians did not adopt precisely the same method of adjusting the calendar, since the Babylonians had two intercular months called Elul and Adar, whereas the Assyrians had only a single such month, called the second Adar.
Holly told Threat Level that half of his illicit income went to an accomplice in Israel who used the online nickname elul21 Elul is the Hebrew name of a month on the Jewish calendar.
In Aramaic (the vernacular of the Jewish people at the time that the month names were adopted), the word "Elul" means
There are numerous explanations why the shofar is blown on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur; it is also blown every weekday during the month of Elul, the month before Rosh Hashanah.
Sinai on the first of Elul and remained there for 40 days.
The Jewish month of Elul is the last month in the year and marks the beginning of the season of repentance that culminates with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Ten Days of Repentance, also known as the High Holidays.
With sundown tonight we enter Rosh Hodesh Elul, the Jewish festival celebrating the arrival of the penitential month.
Elul readies us for the season of tshuvah -- of repentance, turning, change -- that follows.
Editor's note: There is a great Jewish tradition to dedicate the 29 days in the month of Elul to study and prepare for the coming ...