According to the Jewish calendar, each month begins on the new moon and is a time for learning about the wisdom of that month and setting an intention. Each month has attributes and characteristics that often correspond to the season.
The new moon and new month of Tevet fall December 8th and 9th.
The new moon of Tevet always fall at the tail end of Hannukah making Hannukah the only holiday to span two months. Just as the moon is at it's darkest, our candles burn the brightest. There is also a beautiful Sephardic custom to celebrate the Festival of Daughters on Rosh Chodesh Tevet in honor of Judith the heroine whose story is associated with Hannukah,
This month, how might you honor the women in your life? How might you promote gender equity in your world?