The ninth candle on a Hanukkah menorah is called the "shamash." The Hebrew word "shamash" means "servant." The menorahs used during Hanukkah have nine candles, making them different from the seven-candle menorahs often u... More »

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 »

During Hanukkah, candles are traditionally lit for a total of 8 days. The candles are stored in a Menorah, which holds nine candles. More »

Hanukkah gelt refers both to coin shaped chocolates given to children during Hanukkah and to the practice of giving small monetary Hanukkah gifts to family and friends. The word gelt is derived from the German word “geld... More »

Some Hanukkah greetings include "Hanukkah sameach," which means "happy Hanukkah," and "chag sameach," which means "happy holiday." Hanukkah greetings are similar to Christmas greetings, as the main purpose is to wish ano... More »

Hanukkah is a great time to spread holiday greetings and well wishes to friends and loved ones. Hanukkah messages can be traditional or informal, fun or serious, short and sweet, or long and heartfelt. Here are some help... More »

Examples of Hanukkah gifts differ depending on the person giving the gift and the person receiving it, but money is a traditional gift based on Jewish beliefs. Children receive money or gelt as a way to encourage them to... More »