Hebrew Month


About the Month of Tishrei

Tishrei (תִּשְׁרֵי‎‎ in Hebrew) is the 7th month of the Hebrew year and contains three major Jewish holidays. It usually overlaps with September and October in the solar calendar
Tishrei is the 7th Hebrew month and contains Judaism’s High Holy Days: “Rosh Hashana,” the Jewish New Year, “Yom Kippur,” the Day of Atonement, and the holiday of “Sukkot,” the Feast of Tabernacles.

Tribe of Tishrei

Yoseph Tribe Symbol

The Tribe of Yoseph

Yoseph was Rachel’s firstborn with Jacob. His brothers threw him into a pit then sold him to merchants, who then sold him as a slave in Egypt. After resisting the temptation of his master’s wife, he was thrown in jail. Due to his dream interpretation powers, Pharaoh made Yoseph the viceroy of Egypt. In that role, Yoseph saved Egypt and the entire known world from a massive famine. He later brought his father, brothers and their families to Egypt, setting the stage for the eventual Egyptian slavery and miraculous Exodus.
Because Yoseph was such a great person, his father Jacob blessed him with two tribes under the leadership of his two sons Ephraim and Menashe (Manasseh).

Stone of the Month of Tishrei


Tishrei’s stone in the High Priest’s breastplate is the Shoham (Onyx/Beryl)

Holidays in Tishrei

Tishrei 1-2

Rosh Hashanah

New Year
Tishrei 3

Tzom Gedaliah

Fast of Gedaliah
Tishrei 10

Yom Kippur

Day of Atonement
Tishrei 15-21


Tishrei 22

Shemini Atzeret

Eighth Day of Assembly

Notable Dates in Tishrei

1 Tishrei

(3760 BCE)
According to Jewish tradition, Adam and Eve were created on this day.

9 Tishrei

(123 CE)
Death of Rabbi Elazar, son of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a great Sage and Kabbalist who lived in the Galilee after the Destruction of the Second Temple.

25 Tishrei

(1809 CE)
Death of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, the “defense attorney” of the Jewish people, who served as a community rabbi in Berditchev, Ukraine in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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