Hanukkah

Hanukkah

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Hanukkah

Hanukkah (alternately spelled Chanukah), meaning "dedication" in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "rededication" of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Hanukkah centers around the lighting of the chanukiyah, a special menorah for Hanukkah; foods prepared in oil including latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts); and special songs and games.

WHEN IS Hanukkah ?

2014, Dec 16 - 24
2015, Dec 06 - 14
2016, Dec 24
- 2017, Jan 01
2017, Dec 12 - 20

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