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  1. Hanukkah begins

    Sunday, December 2, 2018

    and ends

    Monday, December 10, 2018

  2. Hanukkah - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah

    Hanukkah (/ ˈ h ɑː n ə k ə / HAH-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה ‬ ḥanuká, Tiberian: ḥanuká, usually spelled חֲנוּכָּה ‎, pronounced in Modern Hebrew, or in Yiddish; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Ḥanukah) is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid ...

    • 1) What is Hanukkah? The word Hanukkah means "dedication."
      1) What is Hanukkah? The word Hanukkah means "dedication."
      Chag sameach or, Happy Hanukkah! As the holiday is fast approaching, we thought we should break down the history behind some of the Jewish holiday's traditions. From its history and its food to how to celebrate it today, here are twelve things to know about the history of Hanukkah.
    • 2) Hanukkah lasts for eight nights, to commemorate how long the holy light burned.
      2) Hanukkah lasts for eight nights, to commemorate how long the holy light burned.
      The holiday commemorates the triumph of a band of rebel Jews known as the Maccabees in reclaiming their temple from the Greek-Syrians.
    • 3) A Menorah is lit each night of the holiday.
      3) A Menorah is lit each night of the holiday.
      The temple required a holy light to burn inside at all times, but the Jews had only enough oil for one night. Incredibly, the light burned for eight days.
    • 4) Gifts were not always given for Hanukkah.
      4) Gifts were not always given for Hanukkah.
      A Menorah is a candelabra with nine candles. Four on either side and a candle in the center intended to light all the others. This is known as the shamash and it sits higher than (or somehow apart from) the other candles.
    • 5) Hanukkah dishes are fried for a reason.
      5) Hanukkah dishes are fried for a reason.
      It used to be tradition for people to give money to one another for Hanukkah. But as Christmas became more popular, more and more Jewish people began giving gifts instead.
    • 6) Grand Army Plaza in New York Reportedly Has the Largest Menorah in the World.
      6) Grand Army Plaza in New York Reportedly Has the Largest Menorah in the World.
      Latkes, sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), apple fritters, kugel- when you think of the food served at Hanukkah most of them are fried. This isn’t a coincidence, people fry their food in oil for Hanukkah as a symbol for the miracle oil that burned for eight nights straight.
    • 7) Hanukkah is not the most important Jewish holiday
      7) Hanukkah is not the most important Jewish holiday
      This year you can see the lighting of the 32 feet high and 4,000 pound Menorah every night from December 2nd to December 9th.
    • 8) Harry Truman was the first president to celebrate Hanukkah at the White House
      8) Harry Truman was the first president to celebrate Hanukkah at the White House
      Jewish holidays like Passover and Rosh Hashanah are actually much more significant to the religion.
    • 9) There is no "wrong" way to spell Hanukkah.
      9) There is no "wrong" way to spell Hanukkah.
      In 1951, he accepted a Menorah as a gift from the Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion.
    • 10) The famous dreidel, or four-sided spinning top, was invented as a distraction.
      10) The famous dreidel, or four-sided spinning top, was invented as a distraction.
      You may have seen the holiday spelled like Hanukkah, Hannuka, or Chanukah... the list goes on. The most common version is Hanukkah, but all of the spellings are actually accurate. Because there is no correct way to directly translate the Hebrew sounds to English, it could be spelled a variety of different ways, each equally correct.
    • 11) Over 17.5 million jelly donuts are consumed in Israel throughout Hanukkah.
      11) Over 17.5 million jelly donuts are consumed in Israel throughout Hanukkah.
      The Greek-Syrians had outlawed Jewish studies, so the Jews spun dreidels to pretend they were merely playing games while they engaged with their scripture.
    • 12) The word "hanukkah" comes from the Hebrew word "Hinuch," or "to teach."
      12) The word "hanukkah" comes from the Hebrew word "Hinuch," or "to teach."
      To celebrate the miracle of the oil lasting eight days, many of the holiday's festive foods are prepared in oil, particularly: the family favorite sufganiyot (or jelly donuts).
    • Jews follow a tradition of incentivizing their children to learn Torah on this holiday by gifting them gelt, or golden-wrapped chocolates that resemble coins. Gelt can also be won in a game of Dreidel!
  3. Hanukkah - Chanukah 2018 - Menorah, Dreidels, Latkes, Recipes ...

    www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/default_cdo

    Chanukah begins Sun. night, Dec. 2, 2018 and continues through Monday, December 10, 2018. Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods.

  4. Hanukkah - HISTORY

    www.history.com/topics/holidays/hanukkah

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

  5. Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods.. The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and is thus named because it celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple (as you’ll read below).

  6. What Is Hanukkah? - ThoughtCo

    www.thoughtco.com/what-is-hanukkah-2076477

    Hanukkah (sometimes transliterated Chanukah) is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November-late December on the secular calendar. In Hebrew, the word " hanukkah" means "dedication." The name reminds ...

  7. Hanukkah | ReformJudaism.org

    reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/hanukkah

    Hanukkah, one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays, is a festive eight-day celebration that for many people falls during the darkest, coldest season of the year.

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  8. Hanukkah | Definition of Hanukkah by Merriam-Webster

    www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hanukkah

    : an 8-day Jewish holiday beginning on the 25th of Kislev and commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem after its defilement by Antiochus of Syria

  9. Where To Eat for Hanukkah 2018 in New York City

    www.grubstreet.com/2018/11/where-to-eat-hanukkah-2018...

    This Sunday marks the first night of Hanukkah, which means eight nights of gifts, menorah lighting, and observance. And also: truly amazing food with which to celebrate the holiday.

  10. Facts about Hanukkah - funology.com

    www.funology.com/facts-about-hanukkah

    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, Antiochus about 2200 years ago.

  11. Hanukkah 101 | My Jewish Learning

    www.myjewishlearning.com/article/hanukkah-101

    How to Celebrate Hanukkah at Home. Much of the activity of Hanukkah takes place at home. Central to the holiday is the lighting of the hanukkiah or menorah, an eight-branched candelabrum to which one candle is added on each night of the holiday until it is ablaze with light on the eighth night.