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|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.
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|Season:||Spring (Northern Hemisphere)|
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 month of 30 days. Sivan usually falls in May–June on the Gregorian calendar.
Holidays in Sivan
- 6–7 Sivan – Shavuot
Sivan in Jewish history
- 1 Sivan (1096) – Worms Jews massacred as part of the Rhineland massacres by the First Crusade during morning prayers after taking refuge in a local castle. (see "Iyar in Jewish History" for Iyar 8.)
- 4 Sivan (circa 1040 BCE) – Birth of David.
- 6 Sivan (circa 1313 BCE) – The Torah was given to Moses at Mount Sinai and thus observed as the holiday of Shavuot.
- 6 Sivan (circa 940 BCE) - Death of David.
- 6 Sivan (1760) – Death of Baal Shem Tov
- 6 Sivan (1940) – Death of Rabbi Yaakov Yehuda Aryeh Leib Frenkel
- 7 Sivan (1834) – 1834 looting of Safed breaks out
- 7 Sivan (1966) – Death of Rabbi Yisroel Moshe Olewski
- 13 Sivan (1648) – Cossack riots begin with the Khmelnytsky Uprising pogrom
- 20 Sivan (1171) – The first blood libel in France – tens of Jewish men and women were burned alive in the French town of Blois on the accusation that Jews used the blood of Christian children in the preparation of matzah for Passover.
- 23 Sivan (474 BCE) – Mordecai and Esther sent letters so that the Jews shall prepare themselves for the annihilation plan orchestrated by Haman to be committed against them on the 13th of the following Adar.
- 27 Sivan (1790) – "Purim of Florence" – a celebretion set to celebrate this day when Florentine Jews were saved from a mob.
- Muss-Arnolt, W., [www.jstor.org/stable/3259081 The Names of the Assyro-Babylonian Months and Their Regents], Journal of Biblical Literature Vol. 11, No. 1 (1892), pp. 72–94 , accessed 10 Aug. 2020