Definition of Tebet in English:


(also Tevet)


  • (in the Jewish calendar) the fourth month of the civil and tenth of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of December and January.

    • ‘The Tenth of Tevet commemorates the day when Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem.’
    • ‘On the Tenth of Tevet, 2,500 years ago, Nebuchadnezzar began his siege of Jerusalem.’
    • ‘The Rabbi relates the following story: On the fast day of the Tenth of Tevet during the height of World War II, Rabbi Aharon took a well-known activist on a train trip to Washington.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the rabbinic policy of minimizing days of tragic remembrances played a role in assigning the Holocaust remembrance to the Tenth of Tevet for a large section of the Israeli population.’


From Hebrew ṭēḇēṯ.