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
- (though in Karaite Judaism
the exact date varies)
Sivan in Jewish history
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 the rate of one cubit every four days (Genesis 8:3; Rashi), ibid.
1 Sivan - (1096) - Worms Jews Massacred
6 Sivan - (1760) - Death of Baal Shem Tov
13 Sivan - (1648) - Chmielnicki Massacres
- In Poland. Some Jews consider it a minor fast day.
17 Sivan - (2105 BCE) - Noah's Ark came to a rest
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 to the blood of Christian children in the preparation of matzah for Passover.
27 Sivan - (1790) - Purim of Florence