Hebrew Calendar

Hebrew Calendar: The Tenth Month (“Tevet”)

Shalom everyone! The Tenth Month of the Hebrew calendar became known as “Tevet” and the fourth month of the “civil year”, after the Babylonian Exile. The word “Tevet” comes from the Akkadian word “tebētu which means to “sink” or “sink down” due to the muddy conditions which occur during the rainy season. The Tenth Month has 29 days and typically occurs in Winter during the months of December to January on the Gregorian calendar.

The following are the holidays and special events that occur during the Tenth Month, also known as Tevet“:

  • 2 of TevetHanukkah ends (3 of Tevet if Kislev is short).
  • 10 of Tevet – Asara b’Tevet – (Fast Day)

The following are some of the significant events in Jewish history which occurred during the Tenth Month, also known as Tevet“:

Pre-Babylonian Exile

Post-Babylonian Exile


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