Tevet / טבת is the fourth month after the " bourgeois " Jewish calendar and the tenth month after the " religious " calendar. He always takes 29 days. According to the Gregorian calendar of Tevet begins in mid-December.

In the Tanakh the term " Tevet " once occupied:

"It was but ester brought to King Ahasuerus in the royal palace in the tenth month, which is called Tebet, in the seventh year of his reign. "

More common is the "Tenth Month " is mentioned.

The term comes from the Akkadian and means something in which one sinks. Probably thus alluded to the soggy by the winter rains, muddy ground.

The Hanukkah lasts well into the Tevet: Depending on whether the Kislev has 29 or 30 days, Hanukkah ends on 2 or 3 Tevet. On the 10th of Tevet fast day one is committed, is reminiscent of the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II ( cf. 2 Kgs 25.1 LUT).