Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy
Temple (the ..... The festival of Hanukkah was instituted to celebrate this event.
To know the answer for why Hanukkah is celebrated, we would have to trace its
history. The history of Hanukkah dates back to 165 BC. During that period, 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 ...
Today, people celebrate Hanukkah to remember defeating the Syrians and
reviving the Temple of Jerusalem. Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days to mark
Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Its history and how it is celebrated.
Hanukkah is the celebration of the cleansing of the Temple in Jerusalem in 168
B.C. It had been taken over by the Greeks and dedicated to their god Zeus.
"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 ...
Reprinted with permission from Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Winter ... is
inspired by the emphasis on the oil and the hanukkiah (Hanukkah menorah);
Hanukkah or Chanukah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. It dates back to ... In the
western calendar Hanukkah is celebrated in November or December. The word ...
Hanukkah is celebrated around the world for eight days and nights. Hanukkah
celebrates the victory of the Maccabees or Israelites over the Greek-Syrian ruler,