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 is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev
.... Josephus does not say the festival was called Hanukkah but rather the ...
The story of Hanukkah does not appear in the Torah because the events that
inspired the holiday occurred after it was written. It is, however, mentioned in the
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 ...
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 ...
... but when did Jews start kindling Chanukah lights, eating latkes and playing
dreidel? ... So on the next year, 138 BCE, Chanukah was celebrated for the first ...
In order to relate the story that led up to Chanukah, we shall start with ... But even
there did the Syrians pursue the faithful Jews, and many a Jew died a martyr's ...
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Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights and it remembers the rededication of
the second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. This happened in the 160s BC (before ...
In Israel, the favorite Hanukkah food is sufganiya, a kind of jelly donut cooked in
oil. Israelis eat sufganiyot for more than a month before the start of Hanukkah.