Hebrew Calendar

Information and references on the Hebrew calendar: Nissan, Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av, Elul, Tishrei, Cheshvan, Kislev, Tevet, Shevat, and Adar.

Month of Shevat

Mes de Shevat / Month of Shevat

The fifth month of the Hebrew calendar, Shevat marks the liberation of the Hebrews from Egyptian slavery. Shevat is also the eleventh month in the Bible’s list of months, which begins with Nisan.

Month of Tevet

Tevet

Tevet is the tenth month in the Jewish calendar. It is a month of prayer and fasting, as well as a remembrance of historical events that took place. It celebrates the victory of the Israelites over the Assyrians in 333 B.C. It is also the month of commemoration of the death of Nehemiah, the leader who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem.

Month of Kislev

Mes de Kislev / Month of Kislev

The month of Kislev witnesses the manifestation of two states of faith, one active and one passive (bitachon, trust). The miracle of Chanukah shows the active confidence of the Chashmonaim (Maccabim) in their ability to rise and fight against the Hellenistic empire and its culture.

Month of Cheshvan

Mes de Jeshvan / Month of Cheshvan

Scorpio is known by the Hebrew name Akrav and the Aramaic name Cheshvan (in some sources it is also called Mar-Jeshvan, meaning bitter). Since the letters of the name Cheshvan (Jet-Shin-Vav-Nun) are similar to those of the Hebrew word cheshvon, meaning bead, they serve as a sign of the internal beads that the person must keep this month.

Month of Tishrei

Tishrei

Tishrei is the dearest of months, as it is the seventh month since Nissan, the month of redemption and Jewish independence. Tishrei is characterized as the most satiated of months because it is filled with more mitzvot and festivals than any other month of the year. The word seven is associated with the feeling of being satisfied.

Rosh Hashanah 5783

Rosh Hashan 5783

Rosh Hashanah 2022 begins on the afternoon of Sunday, September 25 and ends on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 27, 2022. The celebration marks the beginning of days of reflection that culminate in the holiday of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement when a balance is made between what has been lived and spiritual purification is obtained.

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