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Hanukkah 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.

Hanukkah - Wikipedia

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Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the ...... The United States has a history of recognizing and celebrating Hanukkah in a number of ways. The earliest H...

Hanukkah - Holidays - HISTORY.com

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Find out more about the history of Hanukkah, including videos, interesting articles , pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

History: The Hanukkah Story | ReformJudaism.org

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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 ...

Hanukkah History - My Jewish Learning

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When is Hanukkah 2016? Click here to find out! The Maccabees Hanukkah is one of the few Jewish holidays not mentioned in the Bible. The story of how ...

The Complete Story of Hanukkah - Chanukah - Chanukah - Hanukkah

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Discover the how, when and where of the Chanukah (Hanukkah) miracle.

When Is Hanukkah (Chanukah) Celebrated in 2016, 2017, 2018 ...

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Chanukah (Hanukkah) starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasts for eight days. Here are the coinciding secular dates for this year: 2016: ...

When is Hanukkah 2016? What is the Jewish Festival of Lights and ...

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Jan 1, 2017 ... So what is Hanukkah? Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival also known as the Festival of Lights. Jews observe the festival by lighting one ...

Hanukkah 2016 - My Jewish Learning

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Hanukkah 2016 begins at sunset on Saturday, December 24, and ends on Sunday, January 1. Click here for a Hanukkah checklist.