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Kislev is the Hebrew version of the Babylonian Kislimu. Scholars debate the etymology of Kislimu, so we’ll leave it to them. There is something here I couldn’t miss. Apparently, the non-Semitic name for this month is… “Itu KANKAN-Nu”!!!! In Hebrew, we are also not so far away, since in the month of Kislev happened the miracle of the Kankan! “UMinosar Kankanim Naaseh Neis…”

Today, in the year 1558, The Great Rabbi Shachna from Lublin passed away.

R’ Shachna was of the first Rabbanim in Poland. He was a pupil of Rabbi Yacov Pollak.

He gave his daughter Golde in marriage to his favorite student, Rabbi Moshe Isserl’s, later known as Remah of Cracow. During his lifetime, the famous Council of Four Lands was established. This council was very active in Lublin. R’ Shchachna took a leading part in it.

Source: W. Muss-Arnolt, The Names of the Assyro-Babylonian Months and their Regents, Journal of Biblical Literature page 167. Lekoros HaYehudim BeLublin

𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲?
Present them with the gift of their heritage — their very own family tree!
𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯…

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