Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy
Temple (the ... On Hanukkah, the Maccabean Jews regained control of
Jerusalem and rededicated the Temple. ...... this has been...
"This holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem
following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E.," reports ...
He tried to force all of the Jewish people who lived in his land to follow the Greek
... Today, people celebrate Hanukkah to remember defeating the Syrians and ...
Hanukkah, a wintertime holiday in Judaism, is also known as the Jewish "festival
of lights" as its focus is on ... Where do people go to celebrate Hanukkah?
Dec 19, 2014 ... Christians would do well to celebrate Hanukkah. .... Now there should be a great
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Specifically: the entire point of Hanukkah is to celebrate people who ...
Hanukkah, which means “dedication,” is the festival that commemorates the
purification and ... The historical events upon which the celebration is based are
recorded in Maccabees I and II, two ... The Syrians desecrated the Temple, the
holiest place for Jews at that time. ... Quiz: How Much Do You Know About
Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights and it remembers the rededication of
the second Jewish ... of houses so people passing can see the lights and
remember the story of Hanukkah. Most Jewish family and households have a
special menorah and celebrate Hanukkah. ... He refused to do so and killed a
The celebration of Hanukkah has both religious and secular roots, and there is ...
Jews light the eight candles of the menorah on the eight nights of Hanukkah, ...
In the western calendar Hanukkah is celebrated in November or December. ... A
statue of Antiochus was erected in the Jewish temple and the Jews were ...