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The purpose of Hanukkah is to celebrate the miracle of the oil, when 1 day's worth of oil miraculously lasted for 8 days, allowing the eternal flame in Jerusalem's Holy Temple to remain lit.

Hanukkah - Wikipedia

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Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the ..... The festival of Hanukkah was instituted to celebrate this event.

Hanukkah - Holidays - HISTORY.com

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The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in ...

Why is Hanukkah Celebrated - Chanukah Celebration

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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 ...

Why do Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah? | Reference.com

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"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 ...

History: The Hanukkah Story | 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 ...

Why Hanukkah Is the Most Celebrated Jewish ... - Newsfeed - Time

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Dec 20, 2011 ... Even though listed officially as a “minor” Jewish holiday, Hanukkah has turned into the most celebrated Jewish holiday in the U.S. There's ...

What Is Hanukkah? - Chanukah Basics - Chanukah - Hanukkah

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Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. The Hebrew word ...

Why is Hanukkah Eight Days? - My Jewish Learning

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124 BCE), written in Egypt, gives a plausible historical reason why Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days, yet clearly lacks any reference to a miracle:.

What is Hanukkah and why is it celebrated? | Metro News

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Dec 23, 2016 ... Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah, is the Jewish Festival Of Lights. The date it's celebrated changes each year, depending on the Western ...