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On the 1st of Tevet, Esther was crowned Queen of Persia.
Native nameטֵבֵת (Hebrew)
CalendarHebrew calendar
Month number10
Number of days29
SeasonWinter (Northern Hemisphere)
Gregorian equivalentDecember–January
Significant days
← Kislev
Shevat →

Tevet (Hebrew: טֵבֵת‎, Standard Ṭevet; Tiberian Ṭēḇēṯ; from Akkadian ṭebētu) is the fourth month of the civil year and the tenth month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar. It follows Kislev and precedes Shevat. It is a month of 29 days. Tevet usually occurs in December–January on the Gregorian calendar. In the Babylonian calendar its name was Araḫ Ṭebētum, the "muddy month".

Gregorian new year[edit]

The Gregorian New Year's Day (1 January) nearly always occurs in this month. Only rarely will it occur in either of the two neighbouring months (Kislev or Shevat).


Community holidays[edit]

  • 5 Tevet is celebrated as a holiday by Chabad Hasidim, commemorating the 1987 verdict concerning an inheritance claim on the books of Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneersohn.

In Jewish history and tradition[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mordechai Margoliouth (ed.), Halakhot Eretz Yisrael min ha-Genizah, Mossad Harav Kook: Jerusalem 1973, p. 141 (Hebrew)
  2. ^ Talmud Yoma tractate, 69a
  3. ^ "Day View". Shimon ben Shetach successfully completed the expulsion of the Sadducees (a sect which denied the Oral Torah and the authority of the Sages) who had dominated the Sanhedrin (Supreme Court), replacing them with his Torah-loyal Pharisaic disciples

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