JHOM - Jewish Calendar - Tishrei - About
the seventh month in the religious calendar and the first month in the civil
and chronological calendar. Tishrei always has 30 days. The name is not mentioned
in the Bible, in which the seventh month is referred to as Ethanim
(I Kings 8:2).
The word Tishrei derives fr the Akkadian (Tashritu) or from the Aramatic
"sherei" meaning " to begin." Its zodiac sign is Libra,
which was related homiletically to the penitential season at the beginning
of the month. This period covers the first ten days of the month, known as
Aseret Yemei Teshuva, the Ten Days of Repentance. This period begins
with Rosh Hashanah (1 Tishrei) and conclude with Yom Kippur (10 Tishrei).
According to the aggadah, during the month of Tishri the world was
created, the patriarchs were born, and Moses descended for the second time
from Mount Sinai.
days during the month:
Hashanah (known also Yom ha-Zikkaron, Day of Remembrance)
(Day of Atonement, known also as Shabbat Shabbaton, Sabbath of
(Feast of the Tabernacles)
Azeret (together with Simhat Torah in Israel)
Torah in the Diaspora
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