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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

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

25 Kislev—2 Tevet - HanukkahOr 3 Tevet if Kislev is short
10 Tevet - Tenth of Tevet (Asara beTevet) - (Fast Day)

Community holidays

  • 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

References

  1. ^ Mordechai Margoliouth (ed.), Halakhot Eretz Yisrael min ha-Genizah, Mossad Harav Kook: Jerusalem 1973, p. 141 (Hebrew)