A Miraculous Story of Fifth Night of Hanukkah

Video presentation of a miraculous story of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and his prophecies of the Fifth Night of Hanukkah, illustrating the Rebbe’s open prophetic insight (Ruach HaKodesh).

 

Question: Why is it that the 5th night of Chanukah can never fall on Saturday / Shabbat?
Answer: You will understand this from the following short audio lesson by Rabbi Yosef Eisen about the Hebrew Calendar:
 
In the Hebrew calender, some months are fixed at 29 days, and some months are fixed at 30 days. Two of the months can have either 29 or 30 days, depending on which year it is in the 19-year cycle of the different calendar arrangements, and in some of the years of the cycle, a leap month is added. All of the possible arrangements of the yearly calendar are patterned so that Rosh HaShanah, the first day of Tishrei, can never fall on a Sunday, Wednesday or Friday, because of the Torah-law restrictions (for reasons explained in the audio lesson) that Hoshanah Rabbah (the 21st day of Tishrei) must not fall on Shabbat, and Yom Kippur (the 10th of Tishrei) must not fall on Friday or Sunday. As a result, every day of the year in the Hebrew calendar has certain days of the week that it can’t fall on. It turns out that the 5th day of Hanukkah, which is always the 29th of Kislev, can’t fall on Shabbat.
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