Chanukah 2017 / חֲנוּכָּה 5778

Chanukah (Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication) for Hebrew Year 5778 began on and ended on .

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 2014 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5775
Chanukah 2015 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5776
Chanukah 2016 25 Kislev - 3 Tevet 5777
Chanukah 2017 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5778
Chanukah 2018 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5779
Chanukah 2019 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5780
Chanukah 2020 25 Kislev - 3 Tevet 5781
Chanukah 2021 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5782
Chanukah 2022 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5783
Chanukah 2023 25 Kislev - 3 Tevet 5784

Tanakh

Chanukah (Day 1)

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:1-7:17

Chanukah (Day 2)

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:18-7:29

Chanukah (Day 3)

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:24-7:35

Chanukah (Day 4)

Torah Portion: Genesis 41:1-44:17

Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7

Chanukah (Day 5)

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:36-7:47

Chanukah (Day 6)

Torah Portion: Numbers 28:1-28:15

Chanukah (Day 7 on Rosh Chodesh)

Torah Portion: Numbers 28:1-28:15

Chanukah (Day 8)

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:54-8:4

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Sefaria.org
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures
Jewish Publication Society
"Hanukkah" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
Books
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