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Judaism --> Jewish Months of the Year

Name of the Jewish Months of the Year and Jewish Holidays

  • Nisan
  • Iyar
  • Sivan
  • Tamuz
  • Av
  • Elul
  • Tishrei
  • Cheshvan
  • Kislev
  • Teves
  • Shevat
  • Adar 1 & 2

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Names -Jewish Months

What is Shabbos / Shabbat ?
What is Rosh HaShanah ?
What is Yom Kippur ?
What is Sukkot ?
What is Chanukah?
What is Purim ?
What is Passover ?

What is Shavuot?


 

 

 

Nisan   Sefiras HaOmer (the counting of the Omer)

Iyar Sefiras HaOmer continues.

Sivan Sefiras HaOmer ends.

 - Giving of the Torah.

Tamuz The fast of Shiva Asar b'Tamuz A three week period of mourning begins now.

Av The final nine days of mourning. The fast of Tisha b'Av (the ninth of Av). This is the day, among other things, that both the first and the second Beis HaMikdash (Holy Temple) were destroyed.

Elul As the month preceding Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, the month of Elul is largely devoted to repentance. The shofar is blown

Tishrei - The new year.

Tzom Gedalyah (The Fast of Gedalyah) -

- The Day of Atonement.

(Tabernacles) - An eight day holiday (seven in Israel)

Shmini Atzeres/Simchas Torah - the day of rejoicing with the Torah. .


Cheshvan No holidays or fast days.

Kislev The eight day holiday of is celebrated. Did Chanukah happen years ago, or is it happening now?  Looking at the events today, you start to wonder.  The story of a little candle pushing away the monster of a frightening darkness; of human sensibility overcoming terror of human and brute force; of life and growth overcoming destruction -- the battle is very much alive within each of us, and in the world outside of us.  The victory of light over darkness is the comsic mega-drama-the ongoing story of all that is.

Kislev 9
Birthday [1773] and yahrtzeit [1827 of Rabbi Dov Ber, Second leader of .

Kislev 10 Release from imprisonment on false charges, 1826  of Rabbi Dov Ber.

How to Celebrate Chanukah - Kindle the Chanukah Menorah on each of the eight nights of Chanukah.  For the dates and times see the .


Teves The fast of Asara b'Teves (the Tenth of Teves).

Shevat Tu' B'Shevat (the Fifteenth of Shevat). A very minor holiday.

 Adar 1 & 2

In the event of a leap year we add an additional month here. The second Adar is the one in which Purim is celebrated.

- A day of great rejoicing in memory of the salvation of the Jews in the Persian Empire.
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Jan 1, 2008