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also Hesh·wan  (KHĕsh′vən, -vän)
The eighth month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Hebrew ḥešwān, short for marḥešwān, from Akkadian araḫsamnu, waraḫsamnu, a month name : arḫu, warḫu, month; see wrḫ in Semitic roots + samnu, eighth (from samāne, eight; see ṯmny in Semitic roots).]


(Judaism) a variant spelling of Cheshvan


(ˈhɛʃ vən, -vɑn, ˈxɛʃ-)

also Cheshvan

the second month of the Jewish calendar.
Also called Marheshvan , Marcheshvan.
[1825–35; < Hebrew (mar)ḥeshwān]
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Noun1.Heshvan - the second month of the civil year; the eighth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in October and November)
Hebrew calendar, Jewish calendar - (Judaism) the calendar used by the Jews; dates from 3761 BC (the assumed date of the Creation of the world); a lunar year of 354 days is adjusted to the solar year by periodic leap years
Jewish calendar month - a month in the Jewish calendar
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Women there considered Rachel's tomb the place to pray for a child; men came to beg Rachel to comfort a woman enduring birth pains; both sexes there prayed for better days, creating a custom to visit Rachel's tomb during Elul, the month just before Rosh Hashanah to pray for a sweet new year, and on the Hebrew date 14 Heshvan (which falls in the autumn (5)), according to tradition the day of Rachel's death.
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On the economic situation in Vilna, see, for example, Mikron's letter in Hayom 2[221] (110 Heshvan, 5648 [1887]): 1, and Israel Kloysner, Vilna, Yerushalayim Delita (Tel-Aviv, 1983-1989), Part 2, 519.