What does tishrei mean in Hebrew?

Tishrei (/ˈtɪʃreɪ/) or Tishri (/ˈtɪʃriː/; Hebrew: תִּשְׁרֵי‎‎ tīšrē or תִּשְׁרִי‎ tīšrī; from Akkadian tašrītu “beginning”, from šurrû “to begin”) is the first month of the civil year (which starts on 1 Tishrei) and the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year (which starts on 1 Nisan) in the Hebrew calendar.

What happens in the month of Tishrei?

Tishrei is the first month in the current way of counting, and the seventh month counting from the Exodus from Egypt. During Tishrei, we start praying for rain. Tishrei is the Babylonian name which our forefathers brought with them upon their return from Babylonia.

Why is Tishrei the first month?

The month of Tishrei marks the very start of the Jewish year. It marks a time of reflection, introspection and renewal. Even though we mark this month as the first month of the new year, according to the Torah (The Hebrew Bible), it is actually the seventh month in the Jewish year.

What comes after Tishrei?

Hebrew names of the months with their Babylonian analogs

Number Hebrew name Length
7 Tishrei 30 days
8 Cheshvan 29 or 30 days
9 Kislev 30 or 29 days
10 Tevet 29 days

What month does the Hebrew calendar start?

In practice, a day is added to the 8th month (Marcheshvan) or subtracted from the 9th month (Kislev). In civil contexts, a new year in the Jewish calendar begins on Rosh Hashana on Tishrei 1. However, for religious purposes, the year begins on Nisan 1.

Months in the Jewish Calendar.

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Month Names Number of Days
Tevet 29
Shevat 30
Adar 29

What month is the seventh month in the Bible?


Month Number* Gregorian
Ecclesiastical/ Biblical Civil
5 11 Jul–Aug
6 12 Aug–Sep
7 1 Sep–Oct

What means Nisan?

: the seventh month of the civil year or the first month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar — see Months of the Principal Calendars Table.

Why is Nisan the first month?

According to the ancient work known as “Megillat Ta`anit” the first eight days of Nisan were designated as a time of rejoicing precisely because they commemorate the victory of the egalitarian Pharisaic position over the elitist view of the Sadducees.

What does April mean in Hebrew?

Spring (Northern Hemisphere) Gregorian equivalent: March–April. Nisan (or Nissan; Hebrew: נִיסָן‎, Standard Nīsan, Tiberian Nīsān) in the Hebrew and the Babylonian calendars, is the month of the barley ripening and first month of spring.

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