What is Hanukkah? This will be a popular question in the coming weeks with the 2011 celebration just 6 weeks away. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday where they celebrate the victory over the Greek. The festivities are celebrated for eight straight days. This year Hanukkah starts on December 20th at sundown. At this time millions […]
For most individuals, Hanukkah is spelled like that or it may be spelled like Chanukah. This is because of the Hebrew translation of the word so it can be spelled many different ways as the sound of the word starts with “ch” so many feel it is spelled as Chanukah while others prefer starting it […]
Like many Hebrew words, there are some changes in the words when they are translated to English. One of the words that has been translated and has a lot of confusion surrounding it is the word Hanukkah. As Hanukkah is spelled in Hebrew it is written as חנֻכה or חנוכה (Ḥǎnukkâh) and it is translated […]
Often referred to as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is the eight-day Jewish celebration which commemorates the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. According to legend, Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of […]
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