Tevet

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Kislew       Tevet (טֵבֵת)       Shevat
Queen Esther

On the 1st of Tevet, Esther was crowned Queen of Persia.
Month Number: 10
Number of Days: 29
Season: Winter
Gregorian Equivalent: December–January

Tevet (Hebrew: טֵבֵת‎, Standard Tevet; Sephardim/Yemenite/Mizrachim Tebeth; Ashkenazi Teves; Tiberian Ṭēḇēṯ; from Akkadian ṭebētu) is the fourth month of the civil year and the tenth month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar. It follows Kislev and precedes Shevat. It is a winter month of 29 days. Tevet usually occurs in December–January on the Gregorian calendar.

Gregorian new year[edit]

The Gregorian New Year's Day nearly always occurs in this month. Only rarely will it occur in either of the two neighbouring months (Kislev or Shevat).

Holidays in Tevet[edit]

25 Kislev – 2 Tevet Hanukkah (or 3 Tevet if Kislev is short)
10 TevetTenth of Tevet (Asara beTevet), a fast day

Community holidays[edit]

  • 5 Tevet is celebrated as a holiday by Chabad Hasidim, commemorating the 1984 verdict concerning an inheritance claim on the books of Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneersohn.

Tevet in Jewish history and tradition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mordechai Margoliouth (ed.), Halakhot Eretz Yisrael min ha-Genizah, Mossad Harav Kook: Jerusalem 1973, p. 141 (Hebrew)
  2. ^ "Day View". Shimon ben Shetach successfully completed the expulsion of the Sadducees (a sect which denied the Oral Torah and the authority of the Sages) who had dominated the Sanhedrin (Supreme Court), replacing them with his Torah-loyal Pharisaic disciples


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