Sivan

May 24 – June 22


Readings for Sivan


Sivan 7 – Torah: Nasso (“Elevate [the head]”) Num. 4:21-7:89

Haftarah: Judg. 13:2-25

B’rit Chadashah: Luke 13:1-14:35

Sivan 14 – Torah: B’ha’alotcha (“In your setting up”) Num. 8:1-12:16

Haftarah: Zech. 2:10 (14)–4:7

B’rit Chadashah: Like 15:1-16:31

Sivan 21 – Torah: Sh’lach L’cha (“Send for yourself!”) Num. 13:1-15:41

Haftarah: Joshua 2:1-24

B’rit Chadashah: Luke 17:1-18:43

Sivan 28 – Korach(“Korah”) Num. 16:1-18:32

Haftarah: 1 Sam. 11:14-12:22

B’rit Chadashah: Rom. 13:1-7

Feasts: Pentecost Sivan 6 Torah: Exo. 19:1-20:26, Num. 28:26-31

Haftarah: Eze. 1:1-28, 3:12, Book of Ruth

B’rit Chadashah: Acts 2:1-21, 37-41

Feast Days in Sivan


Rosh Chodesh (Head of the month) – Sivan 1 (May 24, 2020)

Pentecost Eve – Erev Shavuot, Sivan 5 (May 28, 2020)

Pentecost-Shavuot Day Sivan 6 (May 29, 2020)


More Info


This month is linked with the Hebrew letter Zayin which means to receive mercy for completion. The constellation is Gemini. Some see this as the two stone tablets of Torah given to the Jews at Sinai. The tribe of Zebulun is associated with the month of Sivan. The color/stone for the month is white or clear/clear or white quartz. The feast in the month are Pentecost.

This month is the time of the wheat harvest. It is also during this month that the Torah was give during the journey from Egypt to the promise land. Since the month is linked with Zebulun it is seen as the business person’s month as Zebulun was noted for their ability in trade/business/marketplace.

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