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Hanukkah - Wikipedia


Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. Hanukkah is observed ...

Hanukkah - Holidays - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of Hanukkah, including videos, interesting ... 27 Normal Things Every '80s Kid Did in School That Would Never Fly TodayThe Stir.

Hanukkah History - My Jewish Learning


The Maccabees Hanukkah is one of the few Jewish holidays not mentioned in ... which they did on the 25th of the month of Kislev in the year 164 B.C.E. Since ...

The Story of Chanukah - The Chanukah Story - Chanukah - Hanukkah


In order to relate the story that led up to Chanukah, we shall start with Antiochus III, the King of ... Helyodros did not listen and entered the gate of the Temple.

Hanukkah - The Jewish Festival of Lights -- Christmas Customs and ...


(Hanukkah is the Jewish word for 'dedication'.) Hanukkah last for eight days and starts on the 25th of Kislev, the month in the Jewish calendar that occurs at ...

Hanukkah History ~ History of the Hanukkah Celebration


Learn about the history of Hanukkah, a holiday historians and researchers are often ... Hanukkah is traditionally celebrated starting on the 25th day of the Hebrew .... While he didn't accomplish that, he did manage to gain complete control of ...

Judaism 101: Chanukkah


Learn about Chanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Learn the rules for playing dreidel and a recipe for latkes (potato pancakes).

Hanukkah - BBC


Hanukkah or Chanukah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. It dates back to ... They did this by lighting the lamp (Menorah) - which was a symbol of God's presence.

Hanukkah 2015: When Does The Jewish Holiday Start And How Is It ...


Dec 5, 2015 ... Hanukkah starts Dec. 6 and runs until Dec. 14. Here are a few things to know about the holiday.

Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day) in the United States


Many Jewish communities in the United States observe the first day of Hanukkah, which marks the start of Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or Festival of ...

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.
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Hanukkah: History | ReformJudaism.org


Only centuries after the Maccabees' defeat of the Syrians did the story of the jar of oil—which has come to be a part of Hanukkah—appear in the Talmud.

When did Chanukah become an official Jewish holiday? - Questions ...


... the Maccabees in 139 BCE, but when did Jews start kindling Chanukah lights, eating ... So on the next year, 138 BCE, Chanukah was celebrated for the first ...

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


Hi there! 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:.