Elul is the 12th and final month in the Jewish calendar (the sixth month counting from Nisan). It is a month that connects the past year with the coming year—a time when we reflect on where we stand and where we should be going.

Every day of Elul we blow the shofar, give extra charity, and recite special Psalms in anticipation of the High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

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