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Origin of Hanukkah
Example sentences from the Web for hanukkah
Back in December, and just in time for Hanukkah, J.K. Rowling revealed via Twitter that there were Jewish wizards at Hogwarts.
Hanukkah is the celebration of a Jewish military victory in the second century BCE.
Especially if the holiday shopping season is front-loaded because Hanukkah falls in November rather than December.
It is legitimate for a democracy like Israel to celebrate Passover and Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot and Hanukkah as national holidays.
On November 30, during the Hanukkah holiday, hundreds of Israelis marched on the ancient site.
The story is immortalized in the second name "Feast of Lights," given to the Hanukkah festival.A Thousand Years of Jewish History|Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
British Dictionary definitions for hanukkah
Hanukah or Chanukah
Word Origin for Hanukkah
Cultural definitions for hanukkah
A festival in Judaism that occurs each December. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Jews (see also Jews) in the second century b.c. over the Syrians, who had occupied their country, and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem (see also Jerusalem) (hanukkah is Hebrew for “dedication”). Observers of Hanukkah light one candle in a candleholder called a menorah each night for eight nights in memory of a legend that, when the Temple was rededicated, its lamps burned, without enough oil, miraculously for a week.