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Is Hanukkah Always in December?

The Jewish Festival of Lights falls in winter near Christmas, but is it always the same month?

Why Is Hanukkah So Early This Year?

In 2021, Hanukkah falls out unusually early, beginning right after Thanksgiving.

Is Shavuot One or Two Days Long?

The answer depends on where you live.

Why Is Rosh Hashanah So Late This Year?

In 2016, Rosh Hashanah doesn't start until October. Here's why.

Months of the Jewish Year

Navigating the 12 months of the Hebrew calendar.

Jewish Calendar: Solar and Lunar

How the Hebrew calendar works.