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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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Hanukkah, which means "dedication"&nbsp;or "inauguration,"&nbsp;begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and usually occurs in November or December.
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Hanukkah starts on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev, which may occur anywhere from late November to late December in our Gregorian calendar.
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.
a person who has entered Israel knowingly and unlawfully and who at any time between the 16th Kislev, 3708 (29th November 1947) and his entry was (1) a national or citizen of Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Saudi-Arabia, Trans-Jordan, Iraq or the Yemen; or (2) a resident or visitor in one of those countries or in any part of Palestine outside Israel; or (3) a Palestinian citizen or a Palestinian resident without nationality or citizenship or whose nationality or citizenship was doubtful and who, during the said period, left his ordinary place of residence in an area which has become a part of Israel for a place outside Israel.
Moving frequently between Kiryas Joel and Brooklyn, the two centers of the Satmar world, Gelbman developed a reputation as the most knowledgeable authority on the history of the Satmar movement, as well as a favored speaker at Satmar functions, such as the annual celebratory dinner for thousands on 21 Kislev that marked Rabbi Teitelbaum's liberation from Nazi captivity.
Los diferentes tipos polinicos hallados se identificaron con un atlas palinologico de referencia elaborado con muestras de polen extraidas de especies de plantas que estaban en flor en las inmediaciones de las localidades de estudio (segun Kislev et al.
The Jewish holiday of Chanukah is celebrated for eight days and, as per the Hebrew calendar, starts on the 25th day of Kislev.
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.