The Hebrew month "Shvat"

The Hebrew month "Shvat"

"Through obedience to the Tzadik (the great Just), -who manifests the will of the Creator-, we can abandon slavery"

The month of Shvat is the eleventh month of the year in the count beginning from the month of Nisan, and the fifth from the month of Tishrei.

The scriptures always refer to this as the eleventh month:
"and it was in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month ..."
(Deuteronomy 1: 3)

"... In on the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, the month of Shvat ... "
(Zejaria 1: 7)

It was on the first day of Shvat that Moshe began to give his final speech to Israel, the book of Dvarim (Deuteronomy 1: 5) says:
"Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moav, Moshe began to explain this Torah ..."
It was then that he admonished the people of Israel for having rebelled against Hashem during his forty years in the desert.

There he reviewed and taught many of the precepts that had already been delivered on Mount Sinai and in O hel moed, The Tabernacle (tent of meeting), and also made known new Mitzot that had not yet been entrusted.

I list the blessings and curses that the people would be subject to comply with or violate the Divine Will and I prepare the nation for their entry and take possession of the land of Canaan and conclude by blessing them before their death.

For thirty-six days Moshe spoke to all the people of Israel beginning on the 1st of the month of Shvat and concluding on the 7th of the month of Adar, the day of his death.

"His opening words were:" Too long they have dwelt in this mountain, move and move towards the mountain of the Amorites and all its neighbors ..., to the great river, the Euphrates "(Deut. 1: 6-7)
And his final words were: "Blessed are you, Israel, who is like you? A nation saved by the Eternal, the shield that protects you, the sword of your glory. Your enemies will conspire against you, but you on his heights you will tread "(Deut 33:29)
(Excerpts from Sefer HaToda, Mes Shvat)

Chodesh Tov!

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