Hebrew Month


About the Month of Kislev

Kislev is the third month of the Hebrew year (or the ninth month when counting from Nissan). Like all Hebrew months, the name Kislev is of Babylonian origin, corresponding to the constellation of the Archer (Sagittarius), visible in the night sky during this lunar month. Kislev usually overlaps the solar months of November and December.

Tribe of Kislev

Benjamin Tribe Symbol

The Tribe of Benjamin

Benjamin is compared to a ravenous wolf (Genesis 49:28). This means that he is a warrior and a hero, but also that he is thirsty for a relationship with God and seeing the divinity in everything in this world.

Stone of the Month of Kislev


Kislev’s stone in the High Priest’s breastplate is the Yashpeh (Opal/Jasper)

Holidays in Kislev

Kislev 25 - Tevet 2



Notable Dates in Kislev

14 Kislev

1568 BCE – 1445 BCE
Birth and Death of Reuben, son of Jacob.

19 Kislev

1772 CE
Death of the Magid Of Mezritch, successor of the Baal Shem Tov.

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