Ha’Chazarah – CHESHVAN – The EIGHTH Hebrew Month

cheshvan

How blessed is the one whose strength is in You,
In whose heart are the highways to Zion!
Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring;
The early rain also covers it with blessings. They go from strength to strength,
Every one of them appears before God in Zion.
(Psalm 84: 5-7)

This month, devoid of any special holidays of it’s own and historically being a time in history that has brought much suffering to the Jewish people, also marks the start of the cold and rainy season in Israel. These rains of Cheshvan are called the early rains in Scripture, moreh, meaning both early rain and teacher, from the same root, yarah, as Torah.

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