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For the Hindu deity, see Shiva.
For other uses, see Sivan (disambiguation).
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Bikkurim offerings in Nahalal, Israel

Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, marks the day the Torah
was given to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai.
Bikkurim are given as offerings,
as in this picture from Nahalal, Israel in 2006.
Month Number: 3
Number of Days: 30
Season: Spring
Gregorian Equivalent: May–June

Sivan (Hebrew: סִיוָן, Standard Sivan Tiberian Sîwān ; from Akkadian simānu, meaning "Season; time") is the ninth month of the civil year and the third month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar. It is a spring month of 30 days. Sivan usually falls in May–June on the Gregorian calendar.

Holidays in Sivan[edit]

6 Sivan - Shavuot

Sivan in Jewish history[edit]

1 Sivan - (2105 BCE) - Flood Waters Recede

  • 150 days after the rains stopped in the Great Flood, the raging waters which covered the entire earth calmed down at the rate of one cubit every four days (Genesis 8:3; Rashi).

1 Sivan - (1096) - Worms Jews Massacred

6 Sivan - (1760) - Death of Baal Shem Tov

  • Baal Shem Tov (born 1700) was the founder of the Hasidic movement in Judaism.

7 Sivan - (1834) - Safed Plunder breaks out
13 Sivan - (1648) - Chmielnicki Massacres 20 Sivan - (1171) - Martyrs of Blois

  • The 20th of Sivan is the anniversary of the first blood libel in France. On 20 Sivan, 1171, tens of Jewish men and women were burned alive in the French town of Blois on the infamous accusation that Jews used the blood of Christian children in the preparation of matzah for Passover.

27 Sivan - (1790) - Purim of Florence