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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).]
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(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
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(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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Elyakim Kislev; HAPPY SINGLEHOOD; University of California Press (Nonfiction: Social Science) 29.95 ISBN: 9780520299146
10, this year 6 an eight-day holiday that begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and usually occurs in November or December.
Wednesday's Times crossword clue for 12 down was "Ninth month of the Hebrew calendar." Thursday's answer key gave the solution the Times was seeking as Kislev. As anyone scrambling to prepare for Chanukah realizes, however, we're already in Kislev, and it hasn't been anywhere near nine months since Rosh Hashanah, which literally means "head of the year."
The three patriarchs are evoked by the sight of the olive harvest which occurs in the month of Kislev, with allusions to the Alter Rebbe's liberation and Rav Moshe Tzvi Neriya's yahrzeit.
The fig is the oldest cultivated plant according to the fossil records of dried fruit (syconia) and seeds (drupelets) found in the ancient ruins in the Gilgal Village of the lower Jordan Valley dated back to 11,400 years before present (KISLEV et al., 2006).
(37.) Joseph Samson to Levy Andrew Levy, Kislev 2, 5532 [November 9, 1771], Henry Joseph Collection, Barnard and Michael Gratz Correspondence, MS 451, box 2, AJA.
(61) For the credit to agriculture, see Yoav Kislev, Zvi Lerman, and Pinhas Zusman, "Recent Experience with Cooperative Farm Credit in Israel," Economic Development and Cultural Change 39, no.
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.
And yet, on the 25th day of Kislev, Jewish children will once more sit by candlelight amid platters of steaming latkes and sweet sufganiyot, counting their chocolate coins before spinning a dreidel.
at any time between the 16th Kislev, 3708 (29th November, 1947) and