Sivan

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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

1 Sivan - (1096) - Worms Jews Massacred

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

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

27 Sivan - (1790) - Purim of Florence

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