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26th Nov 2017

Hanukkah is Coming

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday sometimes known as the Festival of Lights. It’s an eight-day festival which this year is celebrated from December 12th to December 20th.

Hanukkah marks the victory of the Jews over the forces of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. According to the Talmud, there was only enough oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day, but the lights burned for eight days. The festival is observed by lighting eight candles, one each night of the festival.
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26th Nov 2017

Hanukkah is near

Hanukkah, also spelled Chanukah, is a Jewish holiday sometimes known as the Festival of Lights. It’s an eight-day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev. This year, Hanukkah is observed from sunset, December 12th to nightfall December 20th.

Hanukkah marks the victory of the Jews over the forces of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, and the rededication of the desecrated Temple in Jerusalem. According to the Talmud, there was only enough consecrated oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day, but the lights burned for eight days. The festival is observed by lighting candles of the Menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.

Learn more about Hanukkah on our page of holiday links.

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