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.

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A friend of mine described tasting some chocolate as "more" - as in, each bite makes him want more chocolate. That is how I think about Hanukkah: It creates more opportunities for chocolate! Here are eight ideas to add more chocolate to each night's celebration of Hanukkah.

Latkes are traditionally served for Hanukkah because they are cooked in oil (to commemorate the vial of oil lasting for 8 days).

Dan Levin, Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, Florida is joined by Cantorial Soloist, Lori Shapiro to demonstrate how to light the candles for Hanukkah.


 

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More on Hanukkah

A friend of mine described tasting some chocolate as "more" - as in, each bite makes him want more chocolate. That is how I think about Hanukkah: It creates more opportunities for chocolate! Here are eight ideas to add more chocolate to each night's celebration of Hanukkah.

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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