Dec 10, 2019 ... ... as "the festival of lights"? Here are 8 fascinating facts to know about the history of Hanukkah and the holiday's more well-known traditions.


11 Festive Facts About Hanukkah. BY Suzanne Raga. December 24, 2016. ( Updated: December 4, 2019). A Hanukkah menorah (traditional candelabra), ...


Hanukkah is celebrated around the world for eight days and nights. ... gold foil- these are the modern incarnations of the traditional gift known as Hanukkah gelt.


Sep 12, 2018 ... The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah ... the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional ...


Lesser-known facts about the Festival of Lights. By MJL. Hanukkah ... Gelt as we know it is a relatively new tradition — and no one knows who invented it.


Dec 13, 2016 ... Most of us know that Hanukkah lasts for eight nights, and during the ... Fascinating facts about the Festival of Lights. ... During Hanukkah, Israelis feast on “sufganiyot”—oily jelly donuts—as the traditional holiday dessert.


Tradition tells us that when Moshiach comes, we will follow the rulings of the House of Shammai. But until then, there is a beautiful lesson to be learned from the ...


There's a lot more to Hanukkah than "gifts for eight days. ... The traditional Jewish menorah has seven branches—and is considered a symbol of the Jewish ...


During Hanukkah, on each of the eight nights, a candle is lit in a special menorah (candelabra) called a 'hanukkiyah'. There is a special ninth candle called the ' ...


Dec 14, 2019 ... Tradition holds that kids used to meet up in secret to learn, but if a Greek soldier happened upon their meeting they would pretend to be gambling ...