Av is the fifth month in the Hebrew Calendar.
Rosh Chodesh – Aspect of Keter
from 2nd of the month to the 8th – aspect of Chokmah
9th to 15th – Binah
16th to 22nd – Zeir Anpin
23rd to End of Month – Malchut

Days of the week and related energy levels
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Chessed Gevurah Tiferet Netzach Hod Yessod Malchut
בלע יובב חושם הדד בן בדד שמלה שאול בעל חנן


Verse (Deuteronomy 27:9)
Sequence from 42 letters name (Ana B’Choach)    
Sefira level Av (Female, Hod), Chokmah (year 5780) of Yessod (decade) of Hod (Century) of Yessod (Millennia)
Zodiac Sign

Leo – ט

Letter of the month


Planet Sun – חמה
Tribe Issachar – יששכר
Priestly stone Sappir (Sapphire) – ספיר


Tzadikim for this month

Day   Tzadik
1 Aharon HaCohen
Prophet, brother of  Moshe Rabeinu (Moses) and Miriam the Prophetess, the first Kohen Gadol (High Priest). The chariot for the Sephirah of  Hod.
1 Elazar HaCohen

Served as Kohen Gadol (High Priest), after the death of his father Aharon HaKohen. His son was the famous, Pinchas HaKohen.

2 Rabbi Saraya Devlitzki (Dvelaitzki)

Rabbi Shariah Deblitzki  was a Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox rabbi, ruler, commonwealth, painter, philologist, and prolific Torah author

3 Rabbi Shimshon of Ostropola

Kabbalist, was killed during the Chmelnitzki Massacres in 1648-9.

4 Rabbi Menachem Azarya of Pano


4 Rabbi Ben Zion Halberstam
4 Rabbi Raphael Enkaoua

Leader of the moroccon Jewish community.

5 Rabbi Yitzchak (Isaac) Luria


5 Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinski

Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinski  was a pre-eminent Av beis din (rabbinical chief justice), posek(halakhic authority), and Talmudic scholar

5 Rabbi Gedalyah Hayun

Kabbalist. Founder of yeshivat Beit El.

5 Rabbi Chaim of Krasna

One of the early followers of the Baal Shem Tov.

7 Rabbi Moshe Greenwald

Rabbi Moshe Greenwald (1853–1910), also spelled Grunwald, was one of the greatest rabbis of Hungary at the end of the 19th century.

8 Rabbi Simcha Zissel Ziv

Rabbi Simcha Zissel Ziv Broida also known  as the Alter of Kelm (the Elder of Kelm), was  one of the early leaders of the Musar movement. The founder  of the Kelm Talmud Torah.

8 Rabbi Shimon Agassi

Shimon Ben Aharon Agassi (also spelled Simon Aghassi) was a Hakham and Kabbalist in Baghdad. He was known as HARASHBA, acronym for Harav Rabbi Shimon Ben Aharon.

9 Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak of Lublin

Rabbi Yaakov Isaac Horowitz (Hebrew: יעקב יצחק הורוביץ), known as “The Seer of Lublin” (החוזה מלובלין), ha-Chozeh MiLublin,  was a Hasidic rebbe from Poland.

9 Rabbi Yitzhak Nissim

Yitzhak Nissim (Hebrew: יצחק נסים‎; 1896 — August 9, 1981) was a Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel. Nissim was born in Baghdad and immigrated to Israel in 1925. He studied under Rabbi Sadqa Hussein.

9 Rabbi Jacob Isaac Horowitz

Rabbi Jacob Isaac Horowitz , The Seer of Lublin   was a Hasidic rabbi from Poland.

10 Rabbi ‘Don’ Yitzchak Abarbanel

Philosopher and Biblical commentator, at the time of the Spanish expulsion(1492).

10 Issachar ben Yaacov Avinu

Son of Jacob the Patriarch and Leah the Matriarch. He is one of the 12 Tribes.

13 Rabbi Mordecai ben Abraham Benet

Rabbi Mordecai ben Abraham Benet (Hebrew: מרדכי בן אברהם בנט, also Marcus Benedict; 1753–1829) was a Talmudist and chief rabbi of Moravia.

13 Rabbi Natan Neta Shapira

Kabbalist and chief rabbi of Cracow.

14 Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh of Liska

Chassidic leader in Hungary.

15 All the Tzadikim
15 Rabbi Amram ben Diwan

Rabbi Amram became famous as man of miracles and wonders and many people from all over Morocco flocked over to him to receive his blessings

15 Rabbi Yose Hagelili

Third generation Tana one of the Sages of Yavneh.

17 Rabbi Samson Wertheimer

Rabbi Samson Wertheimer  was chief rabbi of Hungary and Moravia, and rabbi of Eisenstadt. He was also an Austrian financier, court Jew and Shtadlan to Austrian Emperor Leopold I

19 Rabbi Yaakov Culi

Rabbi Yaakov Culi (a.k.a. Kuli or Chuli) was a Talmudist and Biblical commentator of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries . He belonged to an exiled Spanish family, and was the grandson and pupil of Moses ibn Habib

20 Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson

His oldest son is the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, ZT”L

20 Rabbi Eliezer of Azipalia

Chassidic leader, son of the tzaddik Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi of Stretin.

21 Rabbi Chaim (Halevi) Soloveitchik

Rabbi Chaim (HaleviSoloveitchik  was a rabbi and Talmudic scholar credited as the founder of the popular Brisker approach to Talmudic study within Judaism

21 Rabbi Aharon Rokeach

Rabbi Aharon Rokeach (19 December 1880 – 18 August 1957) was the fourth Rebbe of the Belz Hasidic dynasty. He led the movement from 1926 until his death in 1957

22 Rabbi Meir of Premishlan I

He was one of the first students of the Baal Shem Tov and the granfather of the famous Rabbi Meir of Premishlan II.

23 Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky

Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky, known as The Steipler or The Steipler Gaon, was a rabbi, Talmudic scholar, and posek.

26 Rabbi Yehuda Fatiya

Kabbalist and famous exorcist.

27 Rabbi Joshua Höschel ben Joseph

Rabbi Yehoshua Heshil (known as Shlomo’s Defender Hebrew מגיני שלמה of the Book, or Rabbi Yehoshua Harif, Vilna Shalom,  was the rabbi of Poland and Lithuania. The Beit David dynasty

28 Rabbi Abraham Haim Ades

Rabbi Avraham Chaim Ades (1859 – 25 th Father of 1925) was one of the greatest Kabbalists in Jerusalem, a member of the Aram Tsuba Tribunal in Jerusalem and the head of the Kabbalist Yeshiva “Rehovot Hanahar ” in Jerusalem

28 Rabbi Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin

Rabbi Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin (20 November 1816 in Mir, Russia – 10 August 1893 in Warsaw, Poland), also known as Reb Hirsch Leib Berlin, and commonly known by the acronym Netziv, was an Orthodox rabbi, dean of the Volozhin Yeshiva and author of several works of rabbinic literature in Lithuania.

29 Eliezer Zusia Portugal

Eliezer Zusia Portugal (17 October 1898–18 August 1982), the first Skulener Rebbe

29 Rabbi Shmuel SALANT

Rabbi Shmuel SALANT a Jerusalem Gaon and world renowned community worker