Hebrew Month


About the Month of Tevet

Tevet is the fourth month of the Hebrew year (or the tenth month when counting from Nissan). The name Tevet is of Babylonian origin, corresponding to the constellation of the Goat (Capricorn), visible in the night sky during this lunar month. Tevet usually overlaps the solar months of December and January.

Tevet, along with its original name, appears in the Book of Esther:

“Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, in his royal palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tevet, in the seventh year of his reign.” (Esther 2:16)

Tribe of Tevet

Dan Tribe Symbol

The Tribe of Dan

The name Dan comes from the Hebrew word which means to judge. Dan brought law and order to the nation. His role was of supreme importance, since justice is essential for the functioning of any society.

Stone of the Month of Tevet


Tevet’s stone in the High Priest’s breastplate is the Leshem (Sodalite/Orange Topaz/Amber)

Holidays in Tevet

Kislev 25 - Tevet 2


Tevet 10

Asarah B’Tevet

Fast of the Tenth of Tevet

Notable Dates in Tevet

24 Tevet

1812 CE
Death of Rabbi Zalman Shneur of Liadi, the founder of the Chabad Chassidic dynasty.

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