Rosh Chodesh Kislev: Forgiveness Print

ChanukahThe Chernobler Maggid woke on Rosh Chodesh Kislev and reported that he had visited the Upper Worlds and heard a great rumbling. He asked, “What is going on?” They answered, “Today is Rosh Chodesh Kislev, which has an element of Yom Kippur. It is a day of forgiveness and atonement. The final sealing of a person’s judgment is on Chanukah, but the extra illumination of forgiveness begins on Rosh Chodesh. (Yalkut Me’Orei Or)

The Mazal of Kislev is a bow. This symbolizes how we can be shot out of all judgment against us during this month. (Yalkut Reuveini)