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Hanukkah

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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

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Did You Know? 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 ...

Hanukkah History - My Jewish Learning

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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

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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 History ~ History of the Hanukkah Celebration

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Hanukkah is traditionally celebrated starting on the 25th day of the Hebrew month .... While he didn't accomplish that, he did manage to gain complete control of ...

Judaism 101: Chanukkah

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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).

Hanukkah - Fact Monster

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Hanukkah, the "Festival of Lights," starts on the 25th day of the Jewish calendar month of Kislev and lasts for eight days and nights. In 2015, Hanukkah begins at  ...

Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day) in the United States

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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 ...

What Is Hanukkah - About Chanukkah - Judaism - About.com

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By Ariela Pelaia. Hanukkah (sometimes transliterated Chanukkah) is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish ...

Hanukkah - ReligionFacts

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In the Jewish religion, Hanukkah is one of the few holidays that is not instituted in the Torah. It commemorates a post-biblical event: the victory of the Maccabees ...

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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.
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Hanukkah: History | 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 ...

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

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... 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 ...

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

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(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 ...