What Jewish holiday is in December?

What Jewish holiday is in December?

Every year, Hanukkah begins on the 25th day of Kislev, a month in the Hebrew calendar. It lasts eight nights (yes, because of the oil), and this year it’s from Nov. 28 through Dec. 6.

What are 5 Jewish holidays?

About the Jewish Holidays

  • Rosh Hashanah. The Jewish New Year, the beginning of ten days of penitence or teshuvah culminating on Yom Kippur.
  • Yom Kippur. The Day of Atonement; a very solemn day devoted to fasting, prayer, and repentance.
  • Sukkot.
  • Shemini Atzeret.
  • Simchat Torah.

How many Jewish holidays are in December?

Holidays for the Jewish calendar year of 5781 (2020–2021)

Date on Hebrew calendar Gregorian date Hebrew Name
23 Kislev December 9, 2020 Teacher’s Day in Israel
Movable December 11, 2020 Shabbat Mevorchim
25 Kislev— 2 Tevet December 11-17, 2020 Hanukkah
1 Tevet December 16, 2020 Rosh Chodesh of Tevet

What does Hanukkah mean in Hebrew?

What is Hanukkah? The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and this holiday commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

What holidays do Jews celebrate?

Jewish Holidays and Observances

  • Chanukah (Hanukkah) — Festival of Lights.
  • Erev Pesach — Fast of the Firstborn.
  • Erev Rosh Hashanah — Nine Nights.
  • Kol Nidre — Eve of Day of Atonement.
  • Rosh Hashanah — Jewish New Year.
  • Passover — Marks the liberation from Egypt.
  • Purim — Celebrates deliverance from Persia.

Why is it called Chanukah?

The difficulty begins with the very first letter of the word, which is the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet—ḥet, or chet. It is pronounced with a guttural sound that is similar to the /ch/ in loch. So, when the Hebrew word was transliterated in the 17th century, the ḥet became ch (Chanukah).

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