What does Hanukkah mean in Hebrew?

Answer "Hanukkah," also spelled "chanukah," means "dedication" in Hebrew. In Judaism, Hanukkah commemorates the Maccabees' defeat of the Syrians in 165 B.C. and the triumphant Jews' purification and re-de... Read More »

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How to Celebrate Hanukkah?

A spinning dreidel.Although often referred to as Jewish Christmas, the holiday of Hanukkah is actually much older than Christmas, and a completely different holiday. Hanukkah begins at sundown on d... Read More »

How many days is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah, or Chanukkah, is a Jewish celebration known as the Festival of Light. The eight-day celebration is not one of the most meaningful or important in the Jewish faith, but its proximity to Ch... Read More »

Hanukkah Art Activities for Preschoolers?

Hanukkah is the Jewish festival of rededication. It's also known as the "festival of lights" and is an eight-day celebration that starts on the 25th day of Kislev, according to the website Judaism ... Read More »

Hanukkah Party Gifts?

Just after Thanksgiving, Jewish homes begin lighting up aglow in celebration of Hanukkah, the eight-night "festival of lights." Hanukkah, which sometimes falls early in December and can be as late ... Read More »