Hanukkah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, usually spelled חנוכה pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah or Chanuka), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

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List of Dates

Chanukah begins in the Diaspora on:

Recommended Books

Chanukah - Its History, Observance & Significance
Chanukah - Its History, Observance & Significance
by Rabbi Hersh Goldwurm
All About Hanukkah
All About Hanukkah
by Madeline Wikler and Judyth Groner
The Complete Chanukah Songbook
The Complete Chanukah Songbook
A Different Light: The Big Book of Hanukkah
A Different Light
by Noam Zion and Barbara Spectre

Chanukah - חנוכה

Chanukah (Day 1)

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:1 - 7:17

1: Numbers 7:1-11
2: Numbers 7:12-14
3: Numbers 7:15-17

Chanukah (Day 2)

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:18 - 7:29

1: Numbers 7:18-20
2: Numbers 7:21-23
3: Numbers 7:24-29

Chanukah (Day 3)

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:24 - 7:35

1: Numbers 7:24-26
2: Numbers 7:27-29
3: Numbers 7:30-35

Chanukah (Day 4)

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:30 - 7:41

1: Numbers 7:30-32
2: Numbers 7:33-35
3: Numbers 7:36-41

Chanukah (Day 5)

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:36 - 7:47

1: Numbers 7:36-38
2: Numbers 7:39-41
3: Numbers 7:42-47

Chanukah (Day 6)

Torah Portion: Numbers 28:1 - 28:15 & Numbers 7:42 - 7:47

1: Numbers 28:1-5
2: Numbers 28:6-10
3: Numbers 28:11-15
maf: Numbers 7:42-47

Chanukah (Day 7)

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:48 - 7:59

1: Numbers 7:48-50
2: Numbers 7:51-53
3: Numbers 7:54-59

Chanukah (Day 8)

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:54 - 8:4

1: Numbers 7:54-56
2: Numbers 7:57-59
3: Numbers 7:60-8:4

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
"Hanukkah" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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