Our Rabbis have understood that the initial letters of Ellul (this month) – aleph, lamed, vav, lamed as an acronym for “ani l’dodi v’dodi li” (“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine”), here are some alternate lesser-known acronyms:

10. Eating Lots Leaves U Largesse (the 2nd day yom tov kills ya)

9. Ex-Lax Leaves U  Latent   (the solution)

8. Every L‘Chaim Leads U Lubavtich (drink up!)

7. Enjoy Life Like Ur Liberal (or a Laitz/Litvack)

6. Everyone Laments Longingly Until Lunch (I’m fasting and hungry)

5.  Eggs, Lox, Layered Upon Lettuce (mmmmmm Yom Kippur break-fast)

4. Every Lax Lomaid Undermines Learning  (The Kollel stigma)

3. Endless Long Long Unenchanted Liturgy (Can someone say ‘Sleichos’)

2. Expensive LL-U-Lav (Save Up Succos Boy)

1. Everyone Loves Long (Uncomfortable) L’Shana Tovas  (‘agut yur’ is so much easier)