Reuben and summer Maor Kinsbursky/Flash90
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12 Tribes: Reuben and the Summer

Just as Tammuz conveys the problematic aspects of summer, the same can be said of Reuben and his fate

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What links the biblical month of Tammuz and Reuben? Which dramatic events happened during the season of Tammuz? As the firstborn, he forfeited his benefits and disappointed the expectations of his father. In the summer, Reuben and Tammuz meet. The month of Tammuz is the tenth month according to the Jewish calendar, which is aligned with the biblical chronology of the creation of the world; at the same time, it is the fourth month in regards to the Exodus from Egypt. It has 29 days and usually falls during the months of June and July. The name Tammuz comes from…

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