Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights, is an 8-day Jewish celebration in December. Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the holy temple during the Maccabean Revolt of the second century. The celebration revolve... More »

Hanukkah is an 8-day Jewish festival to commemorate the reclamation by the Maccabees of their holy temple in Jerusalem. The word Hanukkah, pronounced "HAH-nu-kah" and sometimes spelled Chanukah or Chanukkah, means "dedic... More »

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According to Jewish tradition, Hanukkah began as a celebration of the liberation of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. The story goes that the altar needed oil to be cleansed but oil for only one day was found. This oil bur... More »

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, 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 »

In 2014, Hanukkah began at sunset on Dec. 16 and ended on the evening of Dec. 24. It began on a Tuesday and ended on a Wednesday. More »

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Hanukkah lasts eight days beginning on the 25th day of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar. The celebration typically falls in November or December. One candle is lit each night to commemorate the miracle of the time when a si... More »

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