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Chanukah (Hanukkah)

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Chanukah (Hanukkah): (lit. “rededication”); eight-day festival beginning on 25 Kislev, celebrating the Maccabees’ recapture of the second Temple from the Syrian Greeks, and its rededication, marked by the kindling of lights on a menorah or chanukiah
Light over Darkness
Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after a group of Jewish warriors defeated the occupying mighty Greek armies.
The Chanukah story, Chanukah observances, Chanukah FAQs and the menorah lighting procedure in succinct form -- with a plethora of links that lead to the unabridged version...
Our Chanukah (Hanukkah) children's site features interactive games, video, audio and much more on the festival of Chanukah
Explore the inner meaning of Chanukah in this collection of thoughts, essays and thought-provoking articles.
(It's not what you think it is)
We know the facts on why we celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. But is that all? Could it be that the inner meaning of the holiday has been hidden from plain sight?
Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after the defeat of the Syrians who had defiled the Holy Temple and attempted to force the Jews to assimilate. It is celebrated for eight days by kindling the menorah each evening.
The common reason is that the simple little top was used during the Chanukah era to preserve Judaism.
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