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Focusing on the Hebrew months, Jewish festivals, and special days which continue to influence our lives.

Tammuz TODAY: (Monday) 26 June 2017 : 2 Tammuz 5777
Tammuz
(Mon) 26 June 2017 : 2 Tammuz 5777

The Purpose of Fasting

Learn about the Hebrew month of Tammuz(תמוז)

Tammuz is the fourth month of the biblical calendar year. "Tammuz" is the Babylonian name of the month. In the few times this month is referred to in Scripture, it is simply referred to as the "fourth month," as in Jeremiah 52:6: "On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land." Historically, Tammuz commemorates many tragedies for the people of God. As we just read, it was during this month that the final days of siege against Jerusalem came to a close....

Read About This Month

TOPICSfasting, repentance, siege of Jerusalem, Tammuz, tragedies


Previous Months

The Harvest of Sivan

Sivan|סיון

As the Omer continues to be counted, we come to the third month on the biblical calendar. After the days of the Babylonian exile, this month took on the name Sivan, and is identified as such in Esther 8:9....Not long after Rosh Chodesh, the counting of the Omer is concluded and we come to the Feast of Weeks.

TOPICScounting of the Omer, firstfruits, giving of Torah, harvest, matan Torah, omer, Shavuot, Sivan


Traveling Toward Mount Sinai

Iyyar|אייר

Iyyar is the second month of the biblical calendar year. The name "Iyyar" is the Babylonian name of the month. The older biblical (or Canaanite) name of the month is "Ziv," as in 1 Kings 6:1, "In the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD." In the land of Israel, Iyyar is the first month of the dry season, but it certainly is not spiritually dry. The month of Iyyar is full of spiritual nourishment for believers. In the year...

TOPICSAscension, counting of the Omer, Iyyar, journey, nourishment, Shavuot


Redemptions Bring New Life

Nisan|ניסן

During the month of Nisan, two mighty acts of salvation transpired: the Exodus from Egypt, when the people of Israel was delivered from slavery, and the death and resurrection of the Righteous One, Messiah Yeshua. The Exodus serves as the quintessential paradigm for God's salvation. It was there in the midst of slavery and oppression that the family of Jacob miraculously grew into the nation of Israel. Even when the majority of God's people could not see His hand in the circumstances they found themselves in, God raised up a prophet who led them to a deliverance they never thought...

TOPICSdeliverance, exodus, firstborn, freedom, Nisan, Passover, pesach, redemption, slavery