Hebrew Month


About the Month of Tammuz

Tammuz is the tenth month of the Hebrew year (or the fourth month when counting from Nissan). Like all Hebrew months, the name Tammuz is of Babylonian origin, corresponding to the constellation of the Crab (Cancer), visible in the night sky during this lunar month. Tammuz usually overlaps the solar months of June and July.

The month of Tammuz is first mentioned in the Bible:

“And in the eleventh year of Tzidkiyahu, on the ninth day of the fourth month, the [walls of] the city were breached.” (Jeremiah 39:2)

Tribe of Tammuz

Reuben Tribe Symbol

The Tribe of Reuben

Reuben was the firstborn son of Jacob and represents the energy and excitement of that which comes first. However, if unchanneled this energy can be destructive. Reuben is charged with using his energy for the betterment of himself and the world.

Stone of the Month of Tammuz


Tammuz’s stone in the High Priest’s breastplate is the Odem (Carnelian/Sardonyx)

Holidays in Tammuz

Tammuz 17

Shivah Asar B’Tammuz

Fast of Tammuz

Notable Dates in Tammuz

29 Tammuz

1105 CE
Death of Rashi, Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki, the most widely studied commentator on the Hebrew Bible.

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