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(xɛʃˈvan) or


(Judaism) (in the Jewish calendar) the eighth month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the second month of the civil year, usually falling within October and November. Also called: Marcheshvan
[from Hebrew]
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(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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The tombs of the Matriarch Rachel and of her son, Yosef, had many visitors on the anniversary of the Matriarch's passing on 11 Cheshvan.
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