December Hanukkah

December Hanukkah - Hanukkah TheFestivalofLights WhenisHanukkah ( calendar

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Hanukkah The Festival of Lights
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When is Hanukkah? Celebrated for eight days and nights Starts on the 25 of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar (November or December on the Gregorian  calendar) Hanukkah means dedication The holiday commemorates the rededication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Jews’  165 B.C.E. victory over the Hellenist Syrians.
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The Menorah On each night of Hanukkah, the menorah is lit to commemorate a miracle which  occurred after the Jews proclaimed victory over the Syrian armies in 165 B.C.E. When Jews came to rededicate the Temple-which had been defiled by the Syrians  they found only one small flask of oil with which to light the menorah.  Although  the flask contained only enough oil for one day the lamp burned for eight days.
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There Are Many Different  Spellings of Hanukkah Chanuka  Chanukah Chanukkah Channukah  Hanukah Hannukah Hanukkah Hanuka  Hanukka Hanaka Haneka Hanika Khanukkah 
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December Hanukkah - Hanukkah TheFestivalofLights WhenisHanukkah ( calendar

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