Month Of TAMMUZ

MONTH OF TAMMUZ

 

Numbers 28:11-13 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Rosh Chodesh: New Moon

11 “On the first of the month you are to present to Adonai a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram, and seven flawless male lambs a year old, 12 with three tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering with each bull, and two tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering with the ram, 13 and with each lamb a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, a burnt offering as a pleasing aroma, an offering by fire to Adonai.

 

We are currently in the Month of TAMMUZ which is the FOURTH MONTH OF THE HEBREW CALENDAR when counting from the Hebrew month of NISAN / NISSAN – the TENTH MONTH OF THE HEBREW CALENDAR when counting from September / October time of the Hebrew month of TISHRI.

Tammuz is the fourth of the 12 months of the Jewish calendar. The month of Tammuz begins the “season” of the summer. The three months of this season are Tammuz, Av and Elul.

According to Jewish History, it was during the month Tammuz that the WALLS OF JERUSALEM WERE BREACHED BY THE ROMANS (in 69 C.E.). In the process of the destruction of the Jerusalem Walls, also the TEMPLE OF YAH was destroyed thereby leading to many Israelites going into EXILE.

YAH is our ABBA (FATHER), and we are His children. And during galut (exile), we constitute a dysfunctional family. We have been expelled from our ABBA’S home, and our relationship is strained. This is certainly not the way the relationship should be—and this wasn’t always the case. There was a time when we were cuddled by our ABBA’S  embrace. His love for us manifested itself in many forms, including MIRACLES, PROPHETS, ABUNDANT BLESSINGS, and A LAND FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY. At the CENTRE OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WAS THE HOLY TEMPLY, YAH’S home, where HE literally DWELT among His people and where HIS PRESENCE was TANGIBLE.

All the suffering that has been our lot since the day the TEMPLE was destroyed is a result of our exiled state. This is why we mourn the destruction of the Temples. We believe with perfect FAITH and PRAY that the day is near when we will be returned to our ABBA’S home and once again feel HIS love. We look forward to a brighter future, when the world will finally reach the culmination of its purpose, and be infused with everlasting peace and goodness.

 

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Jewish History In Tammuz

1 Tammuz

1562 and 1452 BCEBirth and Passing of Joseph

Joseph, the son of the patriarch Jacob, was born in Charan (Mesopotamia) on the 1st of Tammuz of the… Read More »

3 Tammuz

1273 BCEJoshua Stops the Sun

On the third of Tammuz of the year 2488 from creation (1273 BCE), Joshua was leading the Jewish… Read More »

5 Tammuz

429 BCEEzekiel’s Vision of the “Chariot”

On the 5th of Tammuz of the year 3332 from creation (429 BCE), Ezekiel, the only one of the Prophets… Read More »

6 Tammuz

1976Entebbe Rescue

Jewish hostages held by Arab terrorists at Entebbe Airport, Uganda, were rescued by Israeli commando… Read More »

8 Tammuz

1834Spanish Inquisition Abolished

On July 15, 1834, the Office of the Spanish Inquisition was abolished by the Queen Mother Maria… Read More »

1567Jews expelled from Genoa

Having become a virtual vassal of Spain, the Republic of Genoa expelled the Jews at the behest… Read More »

9 Tammuz

423 BCEJerusalem Walls Breached

The Babylonian armies of King Nebuchadnezzar breached the walls of Jerusalem on the 9th of Tammuz in… Read More »

10 Tammuz

423 BCEKing Zedekiah captured

When the Babylonians breached the walls of Jerusalem on the 9th of Tammuz, King Zedekiah fled the… Read More »

11 Tammuz

1774Purim Tammuz (Algiers)

In 1774, the Spanish General O’Reilly attacked the city of Algiers and was successfully repulsed by… Read More »

12 Tammuz

1880R. Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch Born

Tammuz 12 is the birthday the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch… Read More »

1927Liberation of R. Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch

On the 12th of Tammuz of 1927, the sixth Lubavitcher rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, was… Read More »

13 Tammuz

1927R. Yosef Yitzchak Freed

On the 13th of Tammuz of 1927, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn… Read More »

14 Tammuz

1401Jews of Schaffhausen (Switzerland) Burned at the Stake

After the postilion (coach driver) of the governor killed the four-year-old son of a councilor… Read More »

15 Tammuz

1743Passing of R. Chayim ben Attar (Ohr HaChayim)

Passing of the famed Torah scholar and mystic Rabbi Chayim ben Attar (1696-1743), author of the Ohr… Read More »

16 Tammuz

1313 BCEGolden Calf Made; Hur Killed

In the year 2448 from Creation (1313 BCE), Tammuz 16 was the 40th day following the Giving of the… Read More »

17 Tammuz

1313 BCEMoses Breaks Tablets

The Talmud (Taanit 28b) lists five tragic events in Jewish history that occurred on Tammuz 17, on… Read More »

423 BCETemple Service Disrupted

The daily sacrificial offerings (Korban Tamid) in the Holy Temple were discontinued, three weeks… Read More »

69 CEJerusalem Walls Breached

The other three national tragedies mourned on Tammuz 17 are connected with the Roman conquest of… Read More »

18 Tammuz

1313 BCEGolden Calf Destroyed

Moses destroyed the Golden Calf, and re-ascended Mount Sinai to plead G-d’s forgiveness for the… Read More »

24 Tammuz

1099Jews of Jerusalem are set aflame

When the crusaders captured Jerusalem during the First Crusade, the Jews of Jerusalem fled into a… Read More »

27 Tammuz

1322Third expulsion from France

After having been allowed back into France in the year 1315 (after the expulsion in 1306 by Philip… Read More »