Marcheshvan (shorten to Cheshvan)

11th – Cheshvan – (2105 BCE)- Yartzeit (memorial)of the righteous Methuselah.

  • Methuselah was one of the greatest tsaddikim (righteous) and the longest-lived human being. He was the grandfather of Noah and died aged 969. The Holy One blessed be He, was to have delayed the great Flood because of the 7 days of mourning for Methuselah.
  • Cheshvan – (1553 BCE) – Yartzeit of Rachel. Rachel the wife of Yakov is a Matriarch of the Jewish people, mother of Yoseph and Benjamin. She died giving birth to her second son Benjamin in Bethlehem, while on their way from Aram to Hebron and was buried there in order to be able to pray on the behalf of her children who were later to be exiled to Babylon (Jer. 31:14) and passed near her gravesite.
  •  Cheshvan – (1443 BCE) – Yartzeit of Benjamin. The 12th son of The Patriarch Yakov and founder of one of the 12 Tribes of Israel. The only one of the 12 sons of Yakov to be born on Jewish soil in Eretz Israel. He died in Egypt aged 111.

15th – Jeroboam instituted a counterfeit festival (1 Kings 12:32-33)

17th – Cheshvan – (2105 BCE) – Great Flood began. The rain started on this day of the Hebrew year, 1656 (2105 BCE), flooding the entire earth. Only Noah and his family is said to have survived, in the ark (Noah’s Ark) he built (by Divine command), and a pair of each animal species.

  • (960 BCE) – First Temple completed. King Solomon completed the building of the First Temple (it was not inaugurated until the following Tishrei however

27th – Cheshvan – (2104 BCE) – Flood ends On the 27th of Cheshvan of the Hebrew year 1657 (2104 BCE) “the earth dried” (Genesis 8:14), which finished the 365-day duration of the great flood which is said to have wiped out all life on earth except for the eight human beings and the animals that were on Noah’s ark. On this day, God is said to have commanded Noah to “Come out of the ark” and repopulate, settle and civilize the earth.

29th – Cheshvan – Sigd is an Amharic word meaning “prostration” or “worship” and is the commonly used name for a holiday celebrated by the Ethiopian Jewish community on the 29th of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan. This date is exactly 50 days after Yom Kippur, usually falling out in late October or November, and according to Ethiopian Jewish tradition is also the date that G-d first revealed himself to Moses.