Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, (Eighth Month) 2022 #NewMoon

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, the first day of the Eighth Month, also known as Bul begins sundown Monday, October 24, 2022 on the Hebrew calendar, with the sighting of the new moon (first visible crescent). Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan will last two days, from sundown Monday, October 24, 2022 (Yom Shlishi, Tishrei 30 5783), until nightfall Wednesday, October 26, 2022 (Yom Revi’i, Cheshvan 1 5783). “Chodesh Tov” (“A Good Month”) from Bnei Yisrael Society to all who celebrate! “Chodesh Tov” (“A Good Month”) from Bnei Yisrael Society to all who celebrate!


About This Month

Cheshvan, is the Eighth Month of the ecclesiastical Hebrew calendar. Archaeological sources suggest that prior to the Babylonian Exile, this month was known as “Bul,” which is a named month in the Tanakh. The word “Bul” is a Canaanite-Phoenician word meaning “rain (for crops).” Bul later became known as “Marcheshvan” after the Babylonian exile. The word “Marcheshvan” comes from the Akkadian word “waraḫsamnu” which means “eighth month.” Marcheshvan is sometimes shortened to “Cheshvan.”

The following are the holidays and special events that occur during the month of Cheshvan/Marchesvan:

  • 29 of Cheshvan – Sigd

The following are some of the significant events in Bnei Yisrael history which occurred during the month of Cheshvan/Marchesvan:

  • Cheshvan (Bul) – The First Holy Temple, built by King Solomon, was completed.
  • Cheshvan (Bul)Zechariah son of Berachiah received his first prophetic word from YAH.
  • Cheshvan (Bul) 15King Jeroboam of the Northern Kingdom, Yisrael, held an alternative feast to Sukkot in Bethel.

 

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