began at the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd century B.C., to commemorate the miracle of the oil that allowed the temple's menorah to remain lit for 8 days.
4.1 Kindling the Hanukkah lights; 4.2 Candle-lighting time; 4.3 Blessings over ......
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Unlike many Jewish holidays, Hanukkah (also known as the Festival of Lights) is
not mentioned in the Bible. The historical events upon which the celebration is ...
It is a joyful celebration which encourages much eating, singing and rejoicing; a happy time when family comes together to commemorate the holiday by lighting a candle for each of the eight days of the celebration, exchange gifts and eat special symbolic foods .
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Learn about Chanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Learn the rules for playing
dreidel and a recipe for latkes (potato pancakes).
First and foremost, Hanukkah is a historical, nationalist holiday. It commemorates
the successful rebellion, in the second century B.C.E., of a clan of Jewish ...