Hebrew Month

Sivan

About the Month of Sivan

Sivan is the ninth month of the Hebrew year (or the third month when counting from Nissan). Like all Hebrew months, the name Sivan is of Babylonian origin, corresponding to the constellation of the Twins (Gemini), visible in the night sky during this lunar month. Sivan usually overlaps the solar months of May and June.

The month of Sivan is first mentioned in the Bible:

“On the third month after the Israelites had gone forth from the land of Egypt, on that very day, they entered the wilderness of Sinai.” (Exodus 19:1)

Tribe of Sivan

Zebulun Tribe Symbol

The Tribe of Zebulun

Zebulon was a merchant and a businessman. His role complimented that of his brother, Issachar, who spent his time studying Torah. His role in supporting his brother’s learning earned him a share of Issachar’s spiritual reward for his studies.

Stone of the Month of Sivan

Yahalom

Sivan’s stone in the High Priest’s breastplate is the Yahalom (Quartz/Diamond/Pearl)

Holidays in Sivan

Sivan 6

Shavuot

Feast of Weeks

Sivan in the Bible

LEVITICUS 23:15

Notable Dates in Sivan

4 Sivan

1040 BCE
Birth of King David

6 Sivan

940 BCE
Death of King David

6 Sivan

1760
Death of Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Hasidic movement

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