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: Betulah, Astrological sign: Virgo)


New Year for the tithing of livestock (one of four New Years in the calendar)

Plague of Lice; Prophesy of Haggai

Yahrzeit of David Hanigid, grandson of the Rambam


Yahrzeit of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook, author of the sefer Olat Ra’ayah

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzchak Tzaddikah of Yerba


Yahrzeit of Rabbi Meir Simchah HaKohen of Dvinsk, author of the sefer Tosephos Yom Tov

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yechez’kel Sarna, Rosh Yeshivas Chevron, Jerusalem, and author of the sefer Dalios Yechez’kel

5 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Moshe Idan of Yerba

Yocheved (Moses’ mother) returned to her husband Amram; the Spies died (B’midbar 14:37).

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Eliyahu Chaim

8 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Rabbanit Malka of Belz

Dan ben Yaakov Aveinu born, also his Yahrzeit. (Prince of the Tribe)

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Tzadok HaKohen of Lublin.

10 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Pinchas of Karitz

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Zvi Michal Shapiro, author of the seforim Tzitz Hakodesh and Tikkum Chatzos

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Simcha Bunem of Parshischa

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Shimon of Toledo

13 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yosef Chaim, the Ben Ish Chai
15 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yaakov Kapel Chasid

Chai Elul

Birthday of the Baal Shem Tov (5458/1698)

Birthday of the Baal HaTanyah (Schneer Zalmon), founder of Chabad/Lubavitch Movement

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Avraham Jungreis

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yehuda Loevy ben Bezalel of Prague (The Maharal of Prague), Rebbe, Talmudist, Kabbalist, Rosh Yeshivah, Head Rabbi of Prague, creator of the Golem of Prague. (5369/1609) The Maharal is the author of Tiferet Yisrael which speaks of the greatness of Torah and mitzvot; Netivot Olam, concerning ethical conduct and good midot; Be'er Hagolah, a commentary on rabbinical quotations; Netzach Yisrael, about Clal Yisrael's exile and imminent redemption; Or Chadash, on the book of Megillah Esther; Ner Mitzvah, concerning Chanukah; Gevurot Hashem, an in-depth look at the Haggadah and freedom from Egypt; he also wrote quite a few other holy books. The Maharal is considered by many to be the father of the Chassidic Movement and the Mussar Movement. He reveals many of the mysteries of Creation, metaphysics, and Kabbalistic teachings in a style that has been accepted unanimously by all schools of thought. As an educator of all ages, the Maharal advocated following the process of teaching recommended in the Talmud (Pirkei Avot). In the Maharal's day, there was a tremendous and unrelenting danger for the Jewish community from the anti-Semetic, non-G-dfearing population. Therefore, to remedy the situation, the Maharal created the Golem of Prague, a giant Frankenstein-like being who became the protector of the Jewish people in the region. In Prague today, Altneu Schul, built in 1270, (which became the Maharal's synagogue) stands today.

19 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Eliyohu Lapian, author of the sefer Lev Eliyohu
20 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yosef Kahanaman Rosh Yeshivas Ponieviez

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Nisim Kaduri Chazan, author of the sefer Ma’aseh Nisim

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yehonatan Iveshitz, author of the sefer Ya’aros Devash

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaKohen


Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yosef Badad, author of the sefer Minchas Chinuch

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Uri of Sterlisk, the Saraf


Bath-Sheva brought to David (Shmu’el II 11:2); Zerubavel started reconstruction of the Holy Temple

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yisro’el Meir HaKohen Kagan of Radin, author of the sefer Chofetz Cha’yim

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yechz’kel Abramsky, author of the sefer Chazon Yechz’zel on the Tosefta


Universe created; completion of building the wall around jerusalem (Nechemia 6:15)

Yahrzeit of the Tanna Rabbi Eli’ezer ben Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yechiel Michel of Zlotchov


Creation of the firmament.

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Chaim Pinto.


Creation of the land, seas, and plants

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Sar Shalom, the Admor of Belz

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Natan HaKohen Adler, Rabbi of the Chasam Sofer

28 Creation of the sun, moon, and stars
29 Creation of the creeping and swimming creatures and the birds