Chanukah 1838 / חֲנוּכָּה 5599

Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication 🕎

Chanukah for Hebrew Year 5599 began on and ended on .

Menorah, doughnuts, chocolate coins and wooden dreidels

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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Dates for Chanukah

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Dates
Chanukah 1835 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5596
Chanukah 1836 25 Kislev - 3 Tevet 5597
Chanukah 1837 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5598
Chanukah 1838 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5599
Chanukah 1839 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5600
Chanukah 1840 25 Kislev - 3 Tevet 5601
Chanukah 1841 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5602
Chanukah 1842 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5603

Tanakh

Chanukah Day 1 / חֲנוּכָּה יוֹם א׳

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:1-17

  1. 1: Numbers 7:1-11 · 11 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Numbers 7:12-14 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Numbers 7:15-17 · 3 p’sukim ·

Chanukah Day 2 / חֲנוּכָּה יוֹם ב׳

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:18-29

  1. 1: Numbers 7:18-20 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Numbers 7:21-23 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Numbers 7:24-29 · 6 p’sukim ·

Chanukah Day 3 / חֲנוּכָּה יוֹם ג׳

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:24-35

  1. 1: Numbers 7:24-26 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Numbers 7:27-29 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Numbers 7:30-35 · 6 p’sukim ·

Chanukah Day 4 (on Shabbat) / חֲנוּכָּה יוֹם ד׳ (בְּשַׁבָּת)

Torah Portion: Parashat Miketz · Genesis 41:1-44:17; Numbers 7:30-35

  1. 1: Genesis 41:1-14 · 14 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Genesis 41:15-38 · 24 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Genesis 41:39-52 · 14 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: Genesis 41:53-42:18 · 23 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: Genesis 42:19-43:15 · 35 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: Genesis 43:16-29 · 14 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: Genesis 43:30-44:17 · 22 p’sukim ·
  8. maf*: Numbers 7:30-35 · 6 p’sukim ·
    *Chanukah Day 4 (on Shabbat)

Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 · 21 p’sukim

Chanukah Day 5 / חֲנוּכָּה יוֹם ה׳

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:36-47

  1. 1: Numbers 7:36-38 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Numbers 7:39-41 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Numbers 7:42-47 · 6 p’sukim ·

Chanukah Day 6 / חֲנוּכָּה יוֹם ו׳

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

  1. 1: Numbers 28:1-5 · 5 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Numbers 28:6-10 · 5 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Numbers 28:11-15 · 5 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: Numbers 7:42-47 · 6 p’sukim ·

Chanukah Day 7 (on Rosh Chodesh) / חֲנוּכָּה יוֹם ז׳ (רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ)

Torah Portion: Numbers 28:1-15, 7:48-53

  1. 1: Numbers 28:1-5 · 5 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Numbers 28:6-10 · 5 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Numbers 28:11-15 · 5 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: Numbers 7:48-53 · 6 p’sukim ·

Chanukah Day 8 / חֲנוּכָּה יוֹם ח׳

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:54-8:4

  1. 1: Numbers 7:54-56 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Numbers 7:57-59 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Numbers 7:60-8:4 · 34 p’sukim ·

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
Sefaria Tanakh
Sefaria.org
“Hanukkah” in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
Books (paid links)
All About Hanukkah

All About Hanukkah
by Madeline Wikler and Judyth Groner

A Different Light: The Big Book of Hanukkah

A Different Light
by Noam Zion and Barbara Spectre

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