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What is Hanukkah ?

What is Hanukkah ?

0 / October 21, 2015 7:58 AM

If you are not familiar with the Jewish holidays then you may find yourself wondering what Hanukkah is and what a Hanukkah menorah might be. These phrases are commonly used in reference to the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, an eight [&hellip

What is a Menorah?

What is a Menorah?

2 / September 25, 2011 11:27 AM

One of the best known and loveliest Jewish holidays is Hanukkah, which is also known as the festival of lights. But without a Hanukkah menorah, and lighting the Hanukkah candles, there would be no lights. So what exactly is a menorah, what is the meaning behind it and what are the traditions regarding lighting it

What is a Dreidel (dreidle)?

What is a Dreidel (dreidle)?

2 / September 22, 2011 3:03 PM

A dreidel is a four cornered spinning top used as a toy. The word Dreidel (aka dreidle) is originated in Yiddish (meaning “to “turn).

Although spin tops are an internationally known toy, the Jewish spin top – the Dreidel (also Sevivon in Hebrew) was adopted by Jews around the world as a Hanukkah toy with the Hebrew letter Nun, Gimel, Heh, Poh that stands for Nes Gadol Haya Poh (“a big miracle took place here”, in Hebrew)

What is Hanukkah (chanukah)?

What is Hanukkah (chanukah)?

0 / September 20, 2011 2:53 PM

Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the freeing of the second temple in Jerusalem (2nd century BCE) from the control of Antiochus (the Greek ruler of that time) by the Maccabean (aka Makabim, Maqabim) uprising against the Greeks. Following [&hellip