"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 About.com. Although Hanukkah does not have the religious importance... More »

To explain that Hanukkah is not the Jewish Christmas, begin by stating that the two are completely different holidays, celebrating different events, and are observed by followers of different religious faiths, notes Bibl... More »

Traditional gifts for Hanukkah include a dreidel or small bag of gold-wrapped chocolates for a child or a menorah for an adult. A dreidel is a small toy similar to a top with Hebrew letters on each side of it. It is akin... More »

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Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the re-dedication of the temple in Jerusalem in 165 B.C.E. Syrian-Greek soldiers seized the Jewish temple, and the emperor Antiochus outlawed Judaism. Hanukkah commemorates wh... More »

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Hanukkah is the celebration of the cleansing of the Temple in Jerusalem in 168 B.C. It had been taken over by the Greeks and dedicated to their god Zeus. Hanukkah was originally a minor holiday, but its proximity to Chri... More »

Hanukkah is a religious holiday celebrated by Jewish people. This holiday is observed for eight days and nights and is also known as the Festival of Lights or the Feast of Dedication. Hanukkah typically falls between lat... More »

Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday celebrating the rededication of the Holy Temple 21 centuries ago, lasts for eight days. The dates on which Hanukkah is celebrated are determined by the Hebrew calendar. It begins on the 25th da... More »