Chanukah / חֲנוּכָּה

Chanukah (Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication) for Hebrew Year 5782 begins at sundown on and ends at nightfall 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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Date🕎 Chanukah Candles
1️⃣ 🕯️ Light 1 candle at dusk
2️⃣ 🕯️ Light 2 candles at dusk
3️⃣ 🕯️ Light 3 candles at dusk
4️⃣ 🕯️ Light 4 candles at dusk
5️⃣ 🕯️ Light 5 candles at dusk
6️⃣ 🕯️ Light 6 candles before sundown
7️⃣ 🕯️ Light 7 candles at nightfall
8️⃣ 🕯️ Light 8 candles at dusk
Chanukah: 8th day
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Dates for Chanukah

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Dates
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
Chanukah 2024 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5785
Chanukah 2025 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5786
Chanukah 2026 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5787
Chanukah 2027 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5788

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 / חֲנוּכָּה יוֹם ד׳

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:30-41

  1. 1: Numbers 7:30-32 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Numbers 7:33-35 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Numbers 7:36-41 · 6 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 / חֲנוּכָּה יוֹם ז׳

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:48-59

  1. 1: Numbers 7:48-50 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Numbers 7:51-53 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Numbers 7:54-59 · 6 p’sukim ·

Chanukah Day 7 (on Rosh Chodesh)

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 ·

Shabbat Chanukah

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

Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukah

  1. 7: Numbers 28:9-15 · 7 p’sukim ·
  2. maf: Numbers 7:42-47 · 6 p’sukim ·

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

Shabbat Chanukah II

Haftarah: I Kings 7:40-7:50 · 11 p’sukim

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Sefaria.org
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
"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