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 (kĭs′ləv, kēs-lĕv′)
The ninth month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Hebrew kislēw, from Akkadian kislimu, kisliwu, a month name (November/December).]


(Judaism) (in the Jewish calendar) the ninth month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the third month of the civil year, usually falling within November and December
[from Hebrew]


(ˈkɪs ləv, kisˈlɛv)

the third month of the Jewish calendar.
[< Hebrew kislēw]
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Noun1.Kislev - the third month of the civil year; the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in November and December)
Hebrew calendar, Jewish calendar - (Judaism) the calendar used by the Jews; dates from 3761 BC (the assumed date of the Creation of the world); a lunar year of 354 days is adjusted to the solar year by periodic leap years
Channukah, Channukkah, Chanukah, Chanukkah, Feast of Dedication, Feast of Lights, Feast of the Dedication, Festival of Lights, Hannukah, Hanukah, Hanukkah - (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC
Jewish calendar month - a month in the Jewish calendar
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This year's Cocktail Party and Menorah Lighting ceremony will begin at 7:30pm on the first night of Chanukah, the eight-day Festival of Light that begins on the eve of the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev -- celebrating the triumph of light over darkness.
The Jewish holiday of Chanukah is celebrated for eight days and, as per the Hebrew calendar, starts on the 25th day of Kislev.
Hannukah 2013, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, is the earliest it's been in over three decades
The first night of Hanukkah is always on the 25th day of the month of Kislev on the Jewish calendar.
Soon afterward, Israeli fighter aircraft were dispatched to the ship's location at which Lieutenant Colonel Shmuel Kislev immediately authorized an attack on the vessel (NSA History Report).
Slotki states that Nehemiah reckoned the months as beginning with Tishrei when he referred to Kislev as being in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes.
Kislev (1987) has discussed the identity of worms or insects found in vegetable crops, such as the zizin found in lentils, mentioned in early rabbinic sources, and how rabbinic authorities until the early modern period have dealt with the problem of worms or insects being found, for example in cheese.
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.
The Hebrew date of his arrival, the 19th of Kislev, is celebrated as a holiday by his followers.
I am actually quite sad," Lior Kislev, an Israeli bird guide and photographer, says, "It is already found in many other places.
Hanukkah (Hebrew word for "dedication"), with origins in second century BCE, begins on 25 Kislev and is observed by kindling of lights of Menorah.
Chanukah begins on the 25th day of the month of Kislev.