The Hebrew month preceding Rosh HaShanah during which one engages in self-reflection and evaluation in preparation for the High Holidays. Traditionally, the shofar is blown each day during the month.
Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur
"Cycle;" High Holiday prayerbook; plural: machzorim.
The 49-day period that begins on the second night of Passover and ends on Shavuot.
Ram’s horn most commonly blown throughout the month of Elul and during the High Holiday season.
"Forgiveness;" special penitential prayers recited during Elul and the High Holidays.
"Casting away;" A traditional ceremony held during the Yamim Nora-im (Days of Awe), usually on the first day of Rosh HaShanah, in which individuals symbolically “cast away” their sins or wrongdoings from the past year by throwing breadcrumbs into a flowing body of water.
Seventh month on the Hebrew calendar; Rosh HaShanah falls on the first day of this month.
"15th of Shevat;" New Year of the Trees; Jewish Arbor Day, which is a minor festival.