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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.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah

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

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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 ...

www.hanukkahcelebrations.com/why-is-hanukkah-celebrated.html

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 ...

www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/article_cdo/aid/102911/jewish/What-Is-Hanukkah.htm

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

reformjudaism.org/hanukkah-history

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 ...

metro.co.uk/2016/12/23/what-is-hanukkah-and-why-is-it-celebrated-6341546

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 ...

www.reformjudaism.org/hanukkah-customs-and-rituals

Learn about the music, rituals and food associated with the celebration of Hanukkah.

www.pamf.org/preteen/share/celebrations/Hanukah.html

Today, people celebrate Hanukkah to remember defeating the Syrians and reviving the Temple of Jerusalem. Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days to mark the ...

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/religion/judaism/hanukkah.shtml

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 ...