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The Monthly eRosh

Articles focusing on the Hebrew month, Jewish festivals, appointed times, and special events that shaped our past and predicts our future.

Learn about Rosh Chodesh (the New Moon) and the importance of this monthly appointed time in the Jewish Calendar. Click here...

אב : Av

The Affliction of Av

Av is the fifth month of biblical calendar year. The name "Av" is the Babylonian name of the month. In the Bible, it is simply referred to as "the fifth month" as in Numbers 33:38, "And Aaron the priest went up Mount Hor at the command of the LORD and died there...on the first day of the fifth month." Aaron the high priest died on the 1st of Av. The Torah says that after that, "all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days" (Numbers 20:29). Unfortunately, this was a foreboding sign of things to come. Since those days,...
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תמוז : Tammuz

The Famine of Tammuz

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....
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סיון : Sivan

The Harvest of Sivan

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.
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