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 (ĕl′o͝ol, ĕ-lo͞ol′)
The sixth month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Hebrew 'ĕlûl, from Akkadian elūlu, a month name, probably from elēlu, to become pure, become holy; see ḥll in Semitic roots.]


(Judaism) (in the Jewish calendar) the sixth month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the twelfth month of the civil year, usually falling within August and September
[from Hebrew]


(ˈɛl ʊl)

the twelfth month of the Jewish calendar.
[< Hebrew ĕlūl]
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Noun1.Elul - the twelfth month of the civil year; the sixth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in August and September)
Hebrew calendar, Jewish calendar - (Judaism) the calendar used by the Jews; dates from 3761 BC (the assumed date of the Creation of the world); a lunar year of 354 days is adjusted to the solar year by periodic leap years
Jewish calendar month - a month in the Jewish calendar
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To plan for that long-range planning retreat, a survey went out to the leadership of the section to help determine the ELULS priorities over the next five years.
For a midrashic source that antedates the Mishnah, see Jubilees 16:12-16, which states that God visited Sarah in the middle of Elul, Isaac was born in the middle of Sivan (which, it contends, was Shavu'ot), and Isaac was blessed so that he would not be reckoned with the gentiles in Tishrei.
Indeed, a large body of research on mortgage defaults indicates that declines in house prices--or, more precisely, reductions in borrower equity--are fundamental contributors to default (see, for example, Vandell [1995] and Elul [2006]); evidence from the current downturn, although limited, confirms this hypothesis (see, for example, Foote, Gerardi, and Willen [2008]).
A parable of the Hebrew month of Elul (just before the start of the Jewish New Year), "The King In The Field" will help boys and girls to understand that this is one of the best times to approach G-d with prayers and requests.
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Women there considered Rachel's tomb the place to pray for a child; men came to beg Rachel to comfort a woman enduring birth pains; both sexes there prayed for better days, creating a custom to visit Rachel's tomb during Elul, the month just before Rosh Hashanah to pray for a sweet new year, and on the Hebrew date 14 Heshvan (which falls in the autumn (5)), according to tradition the day of Rachel's death.
lt; The first day of Elul, a monthlong period of self-reflection before Rosh Hashanah-Jewish New Year, begins at sundown Friday.
Also using the PSID, Elul and Subramanian (2002) use a quadratic in total household income and find that the coefficient on income is positive while the coefficient on income squared is negative, though neither is statistically significant.
serves as head of Elul, an important Jewish studies center in Jerusalem.
The historicity of this statement, and the companion statement that Elul also was always twenty-nine days long, cannot be established, but these statements may very well reflect a justification of rabbinic tinkering with the calendar in order to make sure holidays come on the desired days of the week (or more precisely, to make sure they do not come on undesired days).
For example, a Lt Elul testified that when asked on the radio what to do about 50 women and children in one area of the camp, Hobeika replied `this is the last time you're going to ask me a question like that, you know exactly what to do', to `raucous laughter' from other LF commanders.
For example, Psalms 10, 20 when in danger, Psalms 16, 49 when mourning, Psalm 27 during the months of Elul and Tishrei, Psalm 30 on Chanukah, Psalm 137 before Grace after Meals during weekdays, and Psalm 126 on the Sabbath and Holidays.