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  Elul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elul (אֱלוּל, Standard Hebrew Elul, Tiberian Hebrew ʾĔlûl: from Akkadian elūlu) is the twelfth month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year and the sixth month of the civil year on the Hebrew calendar.
As part of this preparation, Elul is the time to begin the sometimes-difficult process of granting and asking for forgiveness.
Aside from the blowing of the shofar, the other major ritual practice during Elul is to recite selichot (special penitential prayers) either every morning before sunrise during the week before the last Wednesday before Rosh HaShanah (Ashkenazi tradition) or every morning during the entire month of Elul (Sephardi tradition).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elul   (452 words)

 ELUL 1-August 11, 1999
Elul in Hebrew is also an acronym for “I am my beloved, and my beloved is mine.” Songs of Solomon 6:3 This yet reiterated the ideal of drawing closer to God as a virgin bride does her groom.
Elul is the month before the Autumn High Feast Days, (Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles) that are about to be fulfill through Messiah (Jesus) and His Body.
Elul 1 or August 11, 1999 is not only being noticed by practicing Jews, or the few enlightened Christians.
www.atam.org /Elul1.html   (2928 words)

 JCC Association's Early Childhood Curriculum Project 'This New Month' - Elul 5765   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Elul comes at a quiet time of the year, when the heavy work of the summer is ending.
Elul is thus seen as a month of reconciliation, a new honeymoon for these two covenanted partners.
Elul is the seventh month of the year counting from Nisan (the month of Passover) and the twelfth and last month of the year counting from Tishrei (the month of Rosh Hashanah).
www.jccathisnewmonth.org /5765/Elul/elul.asp   (916 words)

 Barmitzvahs.org - The Month of Elul and Selichot
According to tradition, the month of Elul is the time that Moses spent on Mount Sinai preparing the second set of tablets after the incident of the golden calf.
Other sources say that Elul is the beginning of a period of 40 days that Moses prayed for G-d to forgive the people after the Golden Calf incident, after which the commandment to prepare the second set of tablets was given.
Elul is also a time to begin the process of asking forgiveness for wrongs done to other people.
www.barmitzvahs.org /judaism/elul.php   (778 words)

 Living in Tune - To-do list for the sou Elul 5762l   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Elul is the month when we prepare for the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Because Elul is a time of spiritual repair, it is called "the month of repentance," "the month of mercy" and "the month of forgiveness." However, in order to do this repair, we first have to be clear about what God expects of us.
During Elul, we also need to call upon our organizational skills in order to do successful battle with those personality traits or outmoded ways of thinking that are preventing us from repairing our relationship with God and with others.
www.decoupageforthesoul.com /todolistelul5762.htm   (1704 words)

 Elul and Selichot
Elul is the 6th month of the Biblical calendar (late summer/early fall), the month set apart for repentence, or teshuvah, in spiritual preparation for the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur).
Although it is a somber time of soul-searching, Elul reminds us of the high calling we have to examine ourselves and prepare ourselves as the spotless and blameless Bride of the Mashiach (2 Peter 3:14).
Elul then represents the time of national sin and then forgiveness obtained by means of teshuvah before the LORD.
www.hebrew4christians.com /Holidays/Fall_Holidays/Elul/elul.html   (934 words)

 Breslov—Judaism with Heart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The dominant spiritual theme of the month of Elul is the tikkun habrit, the tikkun for the abuse of the Holy Covenant.
Elul is the time to `circumcise the foreskin of the heart' (cf.
Elul is the time most suited to teshuvah, the return to God.
www.breslov.org /elul.html   (396 words)

 September 2000 /Elul-Tishrei 5760 / 61
Elul is the prelude to the fall feast days of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot.
Elul is the time to look back on the choices we made, and evaluate the benefits or consequences.
Elul is the Hebrew month that is set aside for the preparation of our hearts.
www.cmy.on.ca /newletters/Sep2000.htm   (844 words)

 Living in Tune - Elul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The month of Elul is the link between the disastrous events of Tamuz and Av and the Day of Atonement that occurs next month during Tishrei.
However, on the first day of Elul, when Moses once again ascended to the mountaintop and began another 40-day period of fasting and prayer, the repairing of the relationship between God and the Jewish people began.
During Elul and Tishrei, however, God is compared to a King who leaves his Castle and goes out to meet his people in the Field.
www.decoupageforthesoul.com /livingintuneelul5762.htm   (1477 words)

 Kavannah (Intention) - Elul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Elul, the sixth month of the Jewish calendar, is a time of preparation for the holidays of Tishrei.
It is a time of repair, of accepting responsibility for our mistakes of the past year and apologizing to those we've hurt.
As we enter Elul, let us each take the time to review the year which is drawing to a close.
www.bj.org /kavannah/kavanah_elul_5763.html   (448 words)

 The Jewish Month of Elul According to Sefer Yetzirah
It is called "the month of repentance," "the month of mercy," and "the month of forgiveness." Elul follows the two previous months of Tamuz and Av, the months of the two great sins of Israel, the sin of the golden calf and the sin of the spies.
The four letters of the name Elul are an acronym for the initial letters of the phrase in the Song of Songs (6:3): "I am to my beloved and my beloved is to me." "I am to my beloved" in repentance and consummate desire to return to my soul-root in G-d.
The yud of Elul is, in particular, the left hand, the controller of the month's sense, the sense of action and rectification.
www.inner.org /times/elul/elul.htm   (1526 words)

 A Jewish Lent? The Month of Elul - Jews for Jesus
So it wasn't surprising that Elul was a time of anticipation, with summer break winding down, classes filing back into order, and the Indian summer of the San Francisco Bay Area sizzling hotter than any time of the year.
Elul was definitely a time of renewal, at least for those of us who took the Jewish religion seriously.
Elul was also the time of my Bar Mitzvah, which occurred after a two-week family trip to Israel in the summer of 1982.
www.jewsforjesus.org /publications/realtime/14/jewishlent   (1095 words)

 Elul - the Jewish month before Rosh HaShannah
In the lore of the Mystics, the month which precedes the Jewish New Year, the Jewish month of Elul, is referred to as the time the king is in the field.
So too it is with us, during the month of Elul, the King leaves his heavenly throne and descends to inspect this world.
The second statement, that Elul is the time for love, "I am to my beloved and my beloved is to me," fits in very nicely with this concept.
www.jewishmag.com /13mag/elul/elul.htm   (582 words)

 Rosh Chodesh Elul - OU.ORG
Elul and Rosh Chodesh Elul In Relation to Other Months of the Year
Therefore, the Jewish People in later generations accepted upon themselves the custom of blowing the Shofar, beginning with Rosh Chodesh Elul to remind themselves that the people of Israel in the desert had sinned with the Egel, had repented, had been forgiven by G-d and restored to their former level of holiness.
This custom is based on the Medrash which links the "Light" of David, and the "Light" of all human beings, to Rosh HaShanah, the Day of Judgment, when by the light of the "neshamah," the soul, Hashem searches out the recesses and "hidden" areas of the human being.
www.ou.org /chagim/elul/rchelul.htm   (724 words)

 Midrash Elul Page
The month of Elul, therefore, which is the last month before the "Days of Awe", Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur — is a time when we should dedicate our thoughts to repentance in all things and examine our deeds.
The minhagh of the Ben Ish Hai is to not blow at all during the month of Elul.
The 25th of Elul was the first day of the creation of the world.
www.midrash.org /halakha/elul.html   (883 words)

 Yeshiva.org.il - Elul's Intimate Soul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It follows that Elul, being as it is a time for repentance and strengthened fear of God, should take on such an atmosphere from beginning to end.
Elul is the time for a person to determine which direction to take.
The 18th of Elul is, according to tradition, the birthday of both Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady and the Baal Shem Tov.
www.yeshiva.org.il /midrash/shiur.asp?id=2610   (3144 words)

 Jewish Community Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The constellation, or mazal, for Elul is the young child.
Elul is the time of preparation before the Days of Awe.
On Rosh Chodesh Elul, the shofar is blown for the first time in the season.
www.jewish.com /holidays/roshc_elul.shtml   (377 words)

 Elul from WUJS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The month of Elul is the last month of the Jewish year and immediately precedes the High Holy Day period of Tishrei.
Elul is marked ritually by both the blowing of the shofar, which calls the Jewish people to rise and prepare themselves for judgment, and by the daily recitation of Psalm 27.
It is also customary to visit the graves of relatives and teachers, to remember the sanctity of their lives and to gain inspiration for the coming year.
www.wujs.org.il /activist/learning/months/elul.shtml   (234 words)

 Zipple.com - The Jewish Supersite - Rosh Hashanah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Elul is a month of teshuva, typically known as repentance, but literally meaning "turning." Many people do their best throughout the year not to offend or hurt others, but it still happens.
To that end, Elul is the time to return to God and to ask for forgiveness and mercy for any transgressions.
The shofar is blown every morning of Elul, aside from Shabbat and the last day, Erev Rosh Hashanah (the eve of the new year).
www.zipple.com /holidays/roshhashanah/roshhashanahelul.shtml   (494 words)

And TODAY is the first day of the Hebrew month of Elul, the beginning of this 40-day period of time which our Sages tell us is uniquely suited for sensing the closeness of G-d and for succeeding at the task of raising ourselves closer to Him and His Torah.
According to Jewish tradition, the World was created by G-d on the twenty-fifth of Elul, according to the opinion in the Talmud of Rabbi Eliezer, whose opinion is followed generally in connection with questions of astronomical and cosmological (having to do with the "cosmos," or the entire universe) matters.
The days of Elul are days of journeys, inner spiritual journeys as well as journeys of miles and kilometers traversed across the hills and highways of America and Israel.
www.philologos.org /bpr/files/jewish_feasts/js012.htm   (7854 words)

 The Process of Teshuva: An Elul Reflection
For those involved (whether as professionals or volunteers) in the running of synagogues, the approach of the High Holidays signals that many tasks need to be done in the coming weeks: there are sermons to write, Torah readings to learn, seats to be assigned, honors to be given out.
Each year during the month of Elul, we are called upon to begin the process of self-examination that we call teshuva.
The optional shofar blasts of Elul, rather, are a kind of spiritual alarm clock, trying desperately to wake us up to the opportunity this season provides.
www.ujc.org /content_display.html?ArticleID=83551   (698 words)

Elul, como ultimo mes, como los dias (escasos) que preceden al nacimiento de un nuevo periodo, nos invita a reflexionar, por un lado, y a expresar nuestras pasiones, por el otro.
Elul es, en sintesis, la posibilidad de expresar lo nunca expresado, es decir, lo que en el devenir de nuestros dias, con nuestros exitos y fracasos, queda relegado al silencio.
Elul "abre una puerta" para que ingresemos al salon de la Tradicion Judia provistos de humildad, de sencillez, de humanidad frente a los dias que habremos de vivenciar...
www.masuah.org /jodesh_elul.htm   (817 words)

 Relating to God in Elul
In the month of Av that precedes Elul the deterioration of our relationship with God is so deep that God withdraws to his concealed, inner sanctum, reflecting our withdrawal from Him.
he Arizal correlates the letters of Elul to the verse in Exodus 21:13 that speaks of the Cities of Refuge.
Elul is the City of Refuge of the year.
www.inner.org /dodi/dodi05.htm   (797 words)

 Kavannah (Intention) - Elul 5764   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The month of Elul is the sixth month of the year (Biblical), which precedes Rosh Hashanah.
Elul was selected by the rabbis as the period of time when one would prepare intensely for the High Holy Days.
During the month of Elul, the shofar is blown each morning in a communal setting.
www.bj.org /kavannah/kavanah_elul_5764.php   (395 words)

 The Elul Process
Elul is the last month of the Jewish year.
During Elul, charity is given liberally, since the merit of charity is a shield against evil decrees and prolongs life.
The month of Elul is propitious for self-stocktaking, and for repentance in the three "garments" of the soul - thought, speech and action.
www.kabbalaonline.org /Holydays/ellul/The_Elul_Process.asp   (1019 words)

 Elul - Rekindle the Romance
Since Rosh Hashanah is the time of judgment of all mankind, Elul is the period of inner contemplation on the relationship between man and G-d.
Our sages have told us that Elul is the acronym for "ani l'dodi v'dodi le" which means that "I am to my beloved, and my beloved is to me" a passage from the "Song of Songs" by King Solomon.
Elul is that period of time for our readjustment to G-d.
www.jewishmag.com /94mag/elul/elul.htm   (477 words)

 Elul - 40 Days to a New You- Spirituality
Elul, as the month preceding the High Holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, is the time specifically set aside for preparing for those events.
The 40 days from Elul until Yom Kippur was crucial to renewing the relationship between God and the Jewish people.
They spent those 40 days changing their inner selves, and ever since then, Elul is the ideal time for personal improvement and renewal.
www.soberrecovery.com /forums/showthread.php?t=69554&goto=newpost   (958 words)

 Elul: Pathway Upon the Sea
The three yuds [of this name] relate to the [last] lamed [of the word "Elul"], and the alef [of Kasa] is replaced with the letter vav, because this alef is hidden within this letter vav [of the meditation] as such: vav, alef, vav.
The sweetening of judgmental forces, an integral element of the process of repentance so emphasized during the month of Elul, must be directed towards the holy supernal root of those forces - the partzuf of Imma and the sefira of bina, both from the left, "feminine" side of the Tree of Life.
During the first 10 hours of the first day, meditate upon the 10 letters of the spelling out of the name Eh-yeh [with yuds], one letter for each hour, like this: the first hour, alef; the second hour, lamed; the third hour, peh; etc. Each letter should be punctuated by the vowel segol.
www.kabbalaonline.org /Holydays/ellul/Elul_Pathway_Upon_the_Sea.asp   (2053 words)

 The Month of Elul - An Opportunity Not To Be Missed - Torah.org
Elul is a time to plot our course, our game plan, for the upcoming year.
Elul is the "planting season." We may "prepare" ourselves during the year for this season by furthering our devotion to G-d and the Torah.
However, if come Elul and the High Holy days, we do not "plant our seeds" - we do not make a firm commitment to improve and in fact act on it - we have missed our opportunity to assure ourselves of a successful year.
www.torah.org /learning/yomtov/elulrosh/vol2no16.html   (545 words)

 Vol. 5 No. 1 September 1999/Elul-Tishrei 5760
Elul is the month of understanding, it is a time of intro- spection, a time of return to our first love.
The first and most obvious is because Elul precedes the feasts of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, both solemn feasts of judgement and atonement.
The initials of the Hebrew words "thine heart, and the heart of" spell "Elul," and this entire passage refers to the repentance of sin committed during the year.
www.cmy.on.ca /newletters/sep1999.htm   (770 words)

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