Kislev

November 29 – December 28


Readings for Kislev


Kislev 2 – Torah:Toldot (“Generations”) Gen. 25:19-28:9

Haftarah: Mal. 1:1-2:7

B’rit Chadashah: Mat. 10:1-11:30

Shabbats: Kislev 9 – Torah: VaYetze (“And he went out”) Gen. 28:10-32:2(3)

Haftarah: Hos. 12:13-14:9

B’rit Chadashah: Mat. 12:1-50

Kislev 16 – Torah: VaYishlach (“And he sent”) Gen. 32:3(4) – 36:43

Haftarah: Oba. 1:1-21

B’rit Chadashah: Mat. 13:1-58

Kislev 23 – Torah: VaYeshev (“And he settled”) Gen. 37:1-40:23

Haftarah: Amos 2:6 –3:8

B’rit Chadashah: Mat. 14:1-15:39

Kislev 28 – Torah: Miketz (“At the end of”) Gen. 41:1-44:17

Haftarah: 1Kings. 3:15-4:1

B’rit Chadashah: Mat. 16:1-17:27

Feasts: Chanukah Kislev 25 – Tevet 2 Haftarah: Dan. 11:21-35a

B’rit Chadashah: John 8:12, 9:5, 10:22-23, Rev. 1:5

Kislev 30 – Miketz(“At the end of”) Gen. 41:1-44:17

Haftarah: 1 Kings: 3:15-4:1

B’rit Chadashah: 1 Cor: 2:1-5

Feast Days in Kislev


Rosh Chodesh (Head of the month) – Kislev 1 (November 29, 2019)

Feast of Dedication Eve- Erev Chanukah Kislev 24 (December 22, 2019)

Feast of Dedication – Chanukah Kislev 25 (December 23, 2019) – Tevet 2 (December 30, 2019)


More Info


This month is linked with the Hebrew letter Samekh the root of which means “to lean upon,” “to uphold,” or “support”. The constellation of the month is Sagittarius – the archer. The tribe of Benjamin is associated with the month of Kislev. The color/stone for the month is Multicolor (like a rainbow)/Opal or Rainbow Jasper. In this month the feast of Chanukah starts.

The tribe associated with the month of Kislev is Benjamin who was the only child of Jacob to be born in the promise land. This tribe was also known for its excellent archery skills. The letter Samekh associated with this month is said to represent G-d’s omnipresence and is our very support and shelter. One of His miracles which is celebrated in Chanukah starts this month.

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