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The twelfth and final month of the Jewish year (see CALENDAR), the month of spiritual preparation for the coming New Year. At the end of the daily service during Elul the ram's horn, the shofar, is sounded as a call to repentance, and Psalm 27 is read. Devout Jews are especially punctilious in their religious observances during this month.

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