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: Moznayim, Astrological sign: Libra)


Rosh Hashanah First Day (known in the Torah as Yom Teruah, the day of sounding the Shofer in prayer referred to as Yom HaZikaron (Day of Rememberance, New Year Day of Judgement - Yom HaDin - G-d Almighty determines the future course for every individual in the coming year) - greet each other with the words of "Leshanah Tova Tikatheirvu" (may you be inscribed for a good year) - ten days of penitence begins today and ends with Yom Kippur). This day is used for the counting of the first three years' fruit of trees (orlah) and vegetable and grain tithing. It is also used for the counting of Sabbatical and Jubilee years.

Creation of Man and Woman

Yahrzeit of Sarah Emeinu

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Amnon Hepaytan


Rosh Hashanah Second Day

The First Shabbat in history


Fast of Gedaliah

Yahrzeit of Gedaliah ben Achikam. After the destruction of the First Temple the Jewish people were exiled to Babylonia. King Nebuchadnetzar allowed a limited number of the Jewish people to remain in the Land of Israel. King Nebuchadnetzar appointed a righteous Jewish man, Gedaliah Ben Achikam, as the governor of Israel. Gedaliah was assassinated and that unfortunate event brought great hardships and grief to the Jewish people. Jeremiah was the primary prophet living in those troubled times.

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yosef Bechor Vital

5 Yahrzeit of Naftali, Prince of the Tribe
6 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Aryeh Leib, the Shpoler Zeide
7 Yahrzeit of Zevulun, Prince of the Tribe

Kol Nidre

Yahrzeit of Rabbi David HaLevi


Yom Kippur

Yahrzeit of Zechariah HaNavi.

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Akiva

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yehudah HaLevi Ashlag

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Achah the son of Rabba


Yahrzeit of Rabbi Tavyomi

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Huna ben Mar Zutrah

12 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Avraham HaMalach
13 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Shalom Shchenah

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yisrael of Koznitz, the Maggid of Koznitz

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Shalom Shachna


Sukkos First Day

Yahrzeit of Yaakov Aveinu.


Sukkos Second Day (2nd day applicable for those living outside of Israel) (Chol Hamoed Sukkos 1st Day in Israel)

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Moshe Zechuta.


Chol Hamoed Sukkos First Day (Chol Hamoed Sukkos 2nd Day in Israel)


Chol Hamoed Sukkos Second Day (Chol Hamoed Sukkos 3rd Day in Israel)

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav.

19 Chol Hamoed Sukkos Third Day (Chol Hamoed Sukkos 4th Day in Israel)

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Rabbi Eliyahu of Vilna, the Gaon of Vilna

Y ahrzeit of Rabbi Yaakov Yitzhak, HaYehudi HaKadosh.


Chol Hamoed Sukkos Fourth Day (Chol Hamoed Sukkos 5th Day in Israel)

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Eliezer Papo, author of Pele Yoetz

21 Hoshanah Rabbah (Chol Hamoed Sukkos 6th Day in Israel)

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yechiel Michel Margaliyot

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Permishlein

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Moshe of Dolina


Shmini Atzeres outside of Israel (Yizkor) (Shmini Atzeres and Simchas Torah in Israel and Yizkor).

23 Simchas Torah outside of Israel
24 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef of Polnaa.

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yehuda Leib the magid of Austra

Yahrzheit of Rabbi Binyamin of Zilazitz

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Moshe Sofer.

26 Yahrzeit of Rabbi Asher of Stalin I

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzchak

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Elazar Rokach

29 Yahrzeit of Shimon the Righteous