Definition of Hesvan in English:


(also Chesvan, Heshvan)


  • (in the Jewish calendar) the second month of the civil and eighth of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of October and November.

    • ‘But Heshvan affords us an opportunity to search for a personal connection to God.’
    • ‘We explore the life of our foremother Rachel, in honor of her yahrzeit, which falls on the 11 th of Heshvan.’
    • ‘But the pious man's grain, which had been sown in the second half of Heshvan, was saved.’
    • ‘In Ethiopia, on the 29th of the Hebrew month of Heshvan, members of the Jewish community fasted.’
    • ‘Let the rains of Heshvan bring us comfort and possibilities for endless growth, spiritually and intellectually.’


From Hebrew ḥešwān.