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Is it ok to be angry? Tevet - Goodness and Judgement

Even though the names of the months are all of a foreign derivation, there are hints in the names relating to our understanding of Hebrew.  Tevet is a “good” example of this, if you’ll pardon the pun.  The indication is that Tevet is derived from the word we are all so familiar with, Tov.  So, the rub with this information is, the emotion associated with this month (according to the Rabbi’s) is anger.  Anger, as with all of our emotions, is not right or wrong.  It just is.  Where it gets us in trouble is when we let the sun go down on it.  Be angry, but don’t sin — don’t let the sun go down before you have dealt with the cause of your anger; otherwise you leave room for the Adversary.” (Eph 4:26-27 CJB).  Even Paul recognizes that it’s ok to be angry, yet he follows it up by admonishing us to not let the sun go down on it.  When we do, we leave ourselves open to an...

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