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Chanukah

Readings for Chanukah
First Day
Kislev 25, 5781
December 11, 2020


Second Day
Kislev 26, 5781
December 12, 2020

Haftarah:
Zachariah 2:14 - 4:7
Third Day
Kislev 27, 5781
December 13, 2020


Fourth Day
Kislev 28, 5781
December 14, 2020


Fifth Day
Kislev 29, 5781
December 15, 2020


Sixth Day
Tevet 1, 5781
December 16, 2020

Seventh Day
Tevet 2, 5781
December 17, 2020


Eighth Day
Tevet 3, 5781
December 18, 2020

Torah Portion: Chanukah
Chanukah Torah Readings in a Nutshell

On Chanukah we celebrate the re-dedication of the Temple by the victorious Maccabee forces, a Temple that had been defiled by the Greeks. In fact the Hebrew word "Chanukah" means dedication.

In a similar vein, the Chanukah Torah reading discusses the dedication of the desert Tabernacle.

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