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September 20, 2021

Happy Hanukkah

by Dr. Kathleen Hall
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Happy Hanukkah! This is the time of year that people of the Jewish faith celebrate the Festival of Lights, a major religious holiday.

Have a Happy and Prosperous Hanukkah!

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights.  In Hebrew, the word “hanukkah” means “dedication.  This holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem in 165 B.C.E.  Hanukkah oil  is celebrated every year as Jews light a special menorah for eight days. One candle is lit on the first night of Hanukkah, two on the second, and so on, until eight candles are lit.  Hanukkah has become much more festive and Christmas-like. Jewish children receive gifts for Hanukkah. Usually one gift  is given to each other for each of the eight nights of the holiday.

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