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Hanukkah

This year, the first night of Hanukkah falls on Sunday evening, December 2, 2018 at sundown.
   

 
 

The Hebrew word, Hanukkah, means "dedication."  Hanukkah is a joyous eight-day celebration during which the Jewish people 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 celebration of Hanukkah centers around the lighting of Hanukkah candles in the chanukiah (Hanukkah menorah), eating fried foods like potato latkes (pancakes), and sufganiyot (doughnuts), and playing the dreidel game and singing Hanukkah songs.
  
 

 

Tue, September 17 2019 17 Elul 5779