Almanac of Important Jewish and Biblical Dates

Month Hebrew Name Astrological Sign
Tishrei Moznayim Libra
Cheshvan Akrav Scorpio
Kislev Keshet Sagittarius
Teves G'di Capricorn
Shevat D'li Aquarius
Adar (on leap years there is a double month of Adar) Dagim Pisces
Nissan Taleh Aries
Iyar Shor Taurus
Sivan Teomim Gemini
Tammuz Sartan Cancer
Av Aryeh Leo
Elul Betulah Virgo


(Hebrew name: Aryeh, Astrological sign: Leo)


Aharon the High Priest and his son, Elazar HaKohen HaGadol, died; Ezekiel’s prophecy on the port Tyre (Yechez’kel 26); Ezra arrived at jerusalem (Ezra 7:9); Plague of Frogs

Yahrzeit of the Chasam Sofer

2Yahrzeit of Rabbi Aharon Te’omim of Cracow
3 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Shimshon of Ostropola.

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Rafa'el Ankvah of Morocco, author of the sefer Karnei Re’eim

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Menachem Azarya of Pano


Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzchak Luria (HaAri) (5294-5332/1534/1572)

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Haim Ozer Grodzanski, author of the sefer Sheilot Utshuvot Achi’ezer

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Gedalia Chayun

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Chaim of Krasne


Nebuzaradan arrived to destroy Jerusalem (Melochim II 25:8)

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Moshe Grinwald, author of the sefer Arugot Habosem


Tish'ah B'Av (commemorates primarily destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem and history has shown us that it is a day of misfortune), the Spies returned from Eretz Yisro’el; the First and Second Holy Temples were destroyed; Beitar fell, enabling Tineius Rufus to destroy Jerusalem (3894/134)

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak HaLevi, the Chozeh of Lublin


Issachar ben Yaakov Aveinu born, also his Yahrzeit; the Temple was burnt down.

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Don Yitzchak Abarbanel

13 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Natan Neta Shapira.
14 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh of Liska
15 The soldiers that prevented the Babylonian exiles from coming to Jerusalem were removed; the tribes were permitted to intermarry; the generation in the desert all died out and prophesy was restored to Moses; the marriageable-age girls of Jerusalem used to dance in the vineyards
17 Dove sent out by Noah for the first time
18 The western lamp (menorah) in the Temple ceased to be lit in the days of King Ahaz (Divrei Hayomim II 29:7)
19 End of Ezekiel’s lying on his side (Yechez’kel 4:4); Yahrzeit of Rabbi Ya’akov Kuli, author of the sefer Mei’am Lo’eiz
20 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Eliezer of Anipoli
21Yahrzeit of Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik of Brisk
24 Dove sent out second time
22 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Meir of Permishlein

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yo’el Teitelbaum, Satmar Rav, author of the sefer Vayo’el Moshe

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yehuda Fatiya

27 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yehuda Moshe Ptaya
28 Moses came down from Mt. Sinai to hew the second set of tablets
29 Moses ascended the Mount for the second 40-day period; Yahrzeit of Rabbi Shmu’el Salant, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem