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  The Month of Cheshvan
Cheshvan (or Mar-Cheshvan) is the eighth of the twelve months of the Jewish calendar.
In the Bible, Cheshvan is called chodesh bul, from the word mabul, "the flood." The flood began on the 17th of Cheshvan, and ended the following year on the 27th of Cheshvan.
Cheshvan is the only month which has no holidays or special mitzvot.We are taught that it is "reserved" for the time of Mashiach, who will inaugurate the third Temple in Cheshvan.
www.inner.org /times/cheshvan/cheshvan.htm   (1164 words)

  
 Cheshvan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cheshvan usually occurs in October–November on the Gregorian calendar.
On the 7th day of Cheshvan, the prayer, V'tein tal u-matar ("deliver dew and rain") is added to the Shemoneh Esrei prayers in Israel.
On the 17th of Cheshvan, the Biblical Flood began
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 The Fragrance of Cheshvan -- Darche Noam Institutions
Cheshvan seems like the vacant lot left after the amusement park has been taken apart and packed away at the end of summer.
Cheshvan is connected with the sense of smell.
Cheshvan is not a vacuum left after the holidays, but a vessel with which we can hold onto them.
www.darchenoam.org /articles/web/holidays/ar_cheshvan.htm   (497 words)

  
 Living in Tune- Cheshsvan
Cheshvan is unique because it is the only month in the Jewish calendar that does not have a holiday or special mitzvah associated with it.
Cheshvan is the eighth month of the year, and in the Jewish tradition "8" symbolizes the power of the soul to transcend physical reality and become linked to the Infinite One.
of Cheshvan to begin the prayer for rain because by this date the last of the pilgrims who had come to the Temple in Jerusalem for the holiday of Sukkot had already returned home and would not be inconvenienced by the muddy roads.
www.decoupageforthesoul.com /livingintunecheshvan5762.htm   (2537 words)

  
 Cheshvan | telshemesh.org
The 11th of Cheshvan marks the new growth in the Divine root within us even in times of loss and destruction, just as Rachel is the root of her exiled children.
In Israel, Cheshvan is the rainy season, and the months of Cheshvan and Kislev are associated with the story of the Flood.
According to Jewish legend, it was on the 27th of Cheshvan that Noah, Naamah, and their children exited the ark—another kind of emergence from the underworld.
telshemesh.org /cheshvan   (1935 words)

  
 The Temple Institute: The Dedication of the Third Temple
The Creator, in His ultimate compassion, always arranges that "the cure precedes the sickness;" the ultimate rectification for the rebellion which took place during the month of Cheshvan will be the dedication of the Third Temple, the ultimate declaration of His sovereignty and unity, to take place during this very same month.
On the eve of the month of Cheshvan, a great event took place in Tiberias, Israel: For the first time in 1600 years, a movement to reestablish the Sanhedrin gained enough momentum to gather seventy-one accomplished, learned sages together in an attempt to reconvene Israel's highest authority.
And this - during the month of Cheshvan - is the perfect act of rectification for the mistake of Jeroboam's rebellion against David.
www.templeinstitute.org /archive/3td.htm   (1556 words)

  
 Jewish Community Online
Emma Lazarus -19th of Cheshvan (1849-1887) poet, whose sonnet engraved on the Statue of Liberty welcomes new immigrants to the United States.
Rachel Yanit Ben-Tzvi -24th of Cheshvan (1886-1879) was the founder of Israel's women's labor movement and the wife of Israel's second president, Yitzchak Ben-Tzvi.
Anzia Yezierska -22 of Cheshvan (1883-1970) was a novelist and short story writer who wrote descriptively about life for immigrants on the Lower East Side of New York.
www.atljewishtimes.com /holidays/roshc_cheshvan.shtml   (402 words)

  
 OU.ORG - Rosh Chodesh Mar Cheshvan
Cheshvan, the month following Tishrei on the modern Jewish calendar is referred to in the Tanach as Yerach Bul (Kings I, Chapter 6:38).
Bul refers to the idea that during this month the grass withers (baleh) and feed is mixed (bolelin) in the house for the animals (Rashi’s interpretation).
Cheshvan always has a two-day Rosh Chodesh, the second of which, the first of the new month, always falls on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Shabbat.
www.ou.org /chagim/roshchodesh/marcheshvan/default.htm   (465 words)

  
 Chesvan
Cheshvan, the eighth month of the Jewish calendar, is often referred to as Mar Cheshvan ("Bitter Cheshvan") because it has no holidays.
In 5756 (1995), Yitzhak Rabin, the Prime Minister of Israel, was assassinated on 12 Cheshvan.
Rachel is buried in the Tomb of Rachel in Bethlehem.
www.hillel.org /jewish/rituals/roshchodesh/chesvan.htm   (552 words)

  
 Living in Tune- To-do list for the soul Cheshvan
Cheshvan does not have holidays or special mitzvot (commandments) associated with it - yet.
The four weeks of Cheshvan - when there are no holidays to prepare for - can be an excellent time for some quiet work on connecting to the Divine Soul within and the Divine Presence without.
Please note that the exercises mentioned above should not be construed as medical, psychological, or professional advice, and the author is not responsible for consequences that may result from using these exercises.
www.decoupageforthesoul.com /todolistcheshvan.htm   (2456 words)

  
 The Month of Cheshvan: Jewish Mother's Day
The 11th of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, the day of passing of our matriarch Rachel, has been declared the "International Day of Unity for Jewish Women," or, in its colloquial usage: Jewish Mother's Day.
As the month of Tishrei always possesses thirty days, the 11th of Cheshvan is the 41st day of the year from Rosh HaShanah.
The full forty-one day period from Rosh HaShanah to the 11th of Cheshvan can thus be understood to be a continuation and extension of the spiritual service of Rosh HaShanah (which equals from 1 to 41, as stated above).
www.inner.org /times/cheshvan/rachel58.htm   (1390 words)

  
 Cheshvan is Jewish Social Action Month
The month of Cheshvan is traditionally called Mar-Cheshvan, Bitter Cheshvan, because it is the only month in the Jewish calendar which is entirely absent of holidays.
The month of Cheshvan, while absent of traditional holidays, is an opportune time to dedicate ourselves to the foundational Jewish value of social justice; a time to take our thoughts and promises from the High Holy Days and implement them, progressing from words to action.
As we enter Cheshvan, we now have the opportunity to remove the mar, the bitterness, and replace it with powerful and significant social action.
www.hillel.org /about/news/2006/oct/cheshvan_2006Oct18.htm   (388 words)

  
 JSAM - Cheshvan.org
A community-wide effort will see activities on virtually every day of Cheshvan including an environmental awareness week, a Habitat for Humanity build of twenty houses, support for Israeli soldiers born in America, health and dental initiatives, educational sessions and much more.
Students from ten schools affiliated to the Mexican School Net will during Cheshvan specify a project they want to pursue, which can be inside or outside the school and for the Jewish or wider communities.
The Jerusalem Branch of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel is assisting groups and individuals to initiate new environmental and social action projects in their community for Cheshvan and inviting participation in existing initiatives in Jerusalem.
www.cheshvan.org   (2803 words)

  
 Noah's Flood
In other words, in their proper proportion and context as a regulated means to a higher end, the metaphorical waters of materiality are a beneficial, life-nurturing rain; but when allowed to overstep their bounds, they become a destructive deluge.
On Cheshvan, rain begins to fall in the Holy Land and the Israelite farmer plows and sows his fields, signifying the return to a life that derives its nourishment from the earth.
It is no coincidence that Cheshvan (also called Mar-Cheshvan—mar meaning both “bitter” and “water”) is the most ordinary of months —the only month of the year without a single festival or special occasion.
www.meaningfullife.com /torah/parsha/bereishit/noah/NoahDIVs_Flood.php   (2245 words)

  
 Apathy and Indifference
It is the prelude to the cold, chilling winter that renders the trees and countryside barren and sterile.
In Yiddish it is said, "so long as one has a parent, one can still feel like a child." As long as there is a loving parent in one's life, though there may be times of rebuke or chastisement, one feels cherished and thus connected.
This Cheshvan I have indeed felt the bitterness.
www.aish.com /family/rebbitzen/Apathy_and_Indifference.asp   (1353 words)

  
 Temple B'nai Shalom -Tapestry #2 Cheshvan
Cheshvan is considered bitter because it is the only month of the Jewish year without a holiday.
Since the Jewish value for the second tapestry was Hachnasat Orchim, welcoming the stranger, it seemed fitting to use the festivals of Sukkot, our Jewish harvest holiday and Simchat Torah, when we consecrate our newest fruits, the first timers into our religious school.
The original design had a sukkah, but we wanted to incorporate Consecration, so the sukkah is combined with the tallit, as it is our tradition for our youngest children to be blessed under a tallit as they receive their baby Torahs.
tbs-online.org /rabbi/perlin/cheshvan.html   (1394 words)

  
 Cheshvan 7 - Jewish Knowledge Base
Calendar » Jewish Calendar »; Cheshvan » Cheshvan - 7 » Jewish History » Passing of R. Meir Shapiro
During the Second Temple Era (circa 230 BCE), Cheshvan 7 was the date on which the Jew most distant from the Holy Temple -- who resided on the banks of the Euphrates River, a 15-day journey's distance from Jerusalem -- arrived at his homestead upon...
Calendar » Jewish Calendar »; Cheshvan » Cheshvan - 7 » Jewish History
www.chabad.org /search/keyword.asp?kid=2121   (298 words)

  
 The Temple Institute: Ram-Cheshvan
So, the Rambam came to the Land and made aliyah to the holy places, and it was on the 6th and the 9th of Cheshvan that he vowed to celebrate every year.
The 11th of Cheshvan is the yahrzeit of Rachel Imeinu, the Matriarch Rachel.
When we do come home, it is important for us to come to her, to Kever Rachel, and to say: "Ima, we have finally come home to you." It is for this reason that the 11th of Cheshvan is a good day for the creation of a new Jewish holiday: Aliyah Day.
www.templeinstitute.org /archive/03-11-05.htm   (846 words)

  
 Hebrew Date Convert
If your birthday is 30 Cheshvan, then in a year when Cheshvan only has 29 days your birthday is celebrated on 1 Kislev.
If Cheshvan has 30 days, then the Yahrtzeit is observed on 1 Kislev during years with a short Cheshvan.
Otherwise, the Yahrtzeit is observed on 29 Cheshvan during years with a short Cheshvan.
www.drissman.com /avi/newton/HebrewDateConvert/HDCReadMe.html   (711 words)

  
 JSAM - Cheshvan.org
RSY-Netzer and the Uganda Social Action Group participated in the Gulu Walk in London on October 21 to raise awareness and funds for children of war-torn northern Uganda.
During Cheshvan, they will be run evening educational sessions about human trafficking, distribute ATZUM educational kits and work with Union of Jewish Society field workers to strengthen the campaign.
Their first two projects will be to explore honest reporting and media bias related to the Middle East plus a pledge to recycle more products and buy items that use recyclable packaging.
www.cheshvan.org /contentItems.php?sectionID=45&itemID=5161   (1141 words)

  
 Essays: Chabad Houses-II -- Jewish Unity -- Rav/Teacher
Evidently it took until the sixth of Cheshvan for the distant travelers to reach home, and so the prayer for rain was postponed until the seventh of Cheshvan, so as not to catch the travelers in the rain while they were still on the road.
Moreover, in the laws of contracts we find that when someone uses the phrase "after the festival," it is to be understood as "the sixth of Cheshvan," a further reference to the extension of the festival period.
Following the elevation of the pilgrimage, the light of holiness from the Beis HaMikdash should be drawn into the whole world, and the sixth day of Cheshvan, the close of the period of pilgrimage, is the appropriate time when these powers and potentials are assumed and transmitted.
www.sichosinenglish.org /essays/04.htm   (2716 words)

  
 Jewish Year - Rosh Hodesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The month of Cheshvan is the only month in the Jewish calendar that has no special days.
Some say this is why we call it Mar-Cheshvan, or Bitter Cheshvan.
According to another legend, all the months got together to cheer up Cheshvan by giving it the title, Mar (Mister.)
www.jdc.org.il /fsu/jewishyear/english/cheshvan_rosh.htm   (49 words)

  
 Ceremony for 11 Cheshvan | telshemesh.org
The 11th of Cheshvan, the legendary date of the death of Rachel the matriarch, falls this year on Oct. 25 and 26.
This date can be used to honor our ancestors, and/or to reflect on the Divine feminine--in Jewish mysticism, Rachel represents the Shekhinah or Divine presence dwelling in the earth.
She is senior associate at Ma'yan: The Jewish Women's Project, where she serves as editor of Journey and as a teacher of text and ritual.
telshemesh.org /cheshvan/ceremony_for_11_cheshvan.html   (870 words)

  
 The Scroll: October 2002: From the Rabbi
But either way, Rosh Hodesh Cheshvan (Oct. 6-7 this year) symbolizes a return to normalcy in the Jewish year cycle.
One month into the new year, Rosh Hodesh Cheshvan is also a bit like February first--a chance to see how we’re doing on our New Year’s resolutions.
Our 5763 High Holy Day season was powerful and meaningful (with special thanks to Stacey Feuer and Michael Ostheimer who chaired the operation), but its real worth will be measured by the impact it leaves on each of us.
www.adatshalom.net /scroll/2002_10_rabbi.html   (786 words)

  
 The Scroll: October 2001: Cantor's Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cheshvan is sometimes known as "mar Cheshvan" or "bitter Cheshvan" because there are no holidays that fall in this month.
However, Rabbi Fred and I have sometimes said, that, in fact, Cheshvan, since it is the end of the high holiday season, brings the business of life to a very active community (like ours...) and is neither bitter nor quiet!
So, with a growing, thriving community, a religious program that is (carefully) expanding and several wonderful events to look forward to, it is hardly a bitter Cheshvan for us.
www.jrf.org /adatsmd/scroll/2001_10_cantor.html   (501 words)

  
 Podcast.net - The Podcast Directory
Daily Tanya Class for November 15, 2006 - Cheshvan 24, 5767
Daily Tanya Class for November 10, 2006 - Cheshvan 19, 5767
Daily Tanya Class for November 5, 2006 - Cheshvan 14, 5767
www.podcast.net /tag/dailystudy   (530 words)

  
 Rabbi Devorah
Cheshvan is the month when we pray for rain and it begins the rainy season.
On the first Shabbos of Cheshvan we read Parsha Noach, the story of the flood, which is said to have begun on 17 Cheshvan.
The farmers say a flood will scare you but a drought will kill you.
www.rabbidevorah.com   (5055 words)

  
 Manhigut Yehudit: Weekly Update for the 8th of Cheshvan 5766 (Nov 10)  #6603
Manhigut Yehudit: Weekly Update for the 8th of Cheshvan 5766 (Nov 10) #6603
Weekly Update for the 15th of Cheshvan 5766 (Nov 17)
Moshe Feiglin will be speaking on Thursday, the 22nd of Cheshvan, (Nov 24, 2005) at 7:30 p.m.
www.jewishisrael.org /news/ud66/ud_6604.htm   (1375 words)

  
 Rabbi's Message - October 2001 - Cheshvan 5762   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Rabbi's Message - October 2001 - Cheshvan 5762
As of this writing, the details of the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon are coming into perspective.
I hope that our government will react, but not over-react and nip this in the bud, before any of our lives are damaged or ended.
www.betenu.org /rabbi/oct01.html   (368 words)

  
 ArtScroll.com -- A Story A Day: 1 - Tishrei - Cheshvan / By G. Sofer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
ArtScroll.com -- A Story A Day: 1 - Tishrei - Cheshvan / By G. Sofer
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A Story A Day: 1 - Tishrei - Cheshvan
www.artscroll.com /Books/sd1h.html   (84 words)

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