Happy Rosh Chodesh Sivan!
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Sivan is the ninth month of the Jewish Year, counting from Rosh HaShanah in the fall. It’s pronounced “see – VAHN.” In the Bible, though, where the year is counted from the first of Nisan, it is referred to as “the third month” (Exodus 19:1.)
Sivan began at sundown on May 22. (2015)
Its name comes from the Akkadian simanu, meaning “season.”
Sivan is the month of Shavuot, the festival on which we celebrate the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai (6 Sivan).
What will you do with your month of Sivan?
2 thoughts on “Welcome to Sivan!”
may 19 is 1st of Sivan I think,rather than 29th. After Sefirat Omer and Shavuot, it is a quiet month, good time to go into the archives and read up on what has happened in Jewish history.
You’re absolutely right — it’s May 22. Typing error, and a bad one. Thank you for saying something.