Hanukkah Celebration: Understanding the Jewish Festival of Lights
For eight nights each year, Jews celebrate the Festival of Lights, known as Hanukkah. Hanukkah celebrates the miracles that occurred more than 2,000 years ago when Judah and the Maccabees fought against religious persecution, rededicated the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and lit the menorah (a candelabrum) with one day’s worth of oil that, amazingly, lasted for eight. Let the Hanukkah Celebration Web Guide show you where to find information on Hanukkah customs, traditions, food, blessings, music and more.
Hanukkah traditions date back to Hellenistic times and the reign of one of ... read more »
Fried and oily are the words most commonly associated with Hanukkah food. They are ... read more »
“I Have a Little Dreidel” is one of the best-known Hanukkah songs. But ... read more »
It’s no fun to sing “I Have a Little Dreidel” if you do not have a little ... read more »
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