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Hanukkah

This year, the first night of Hanukkah falls on Thursday evening, December 10, 2020 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, October 20 2020 2 Cheshvan 5781