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The Biblical Significance of the Month of Kislev

Kislev is the ninth month counted from Nissan, and it falls on the darkest period in the year (in the Northern hemisphere): the nights are getting longer, there is less and less light, a process which culminates at the Winter Solstice on 21 December. Therefore, it is not surprising that light and darkness play a role in this month.


At the end of Kislev, the holiday of Chanukah takes place. It starts on 25th day of Kislev and continues into the month of Tevet, and it is known as the “festival of light”.

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