16 Facts About Hanukkah

1. Hanukkah is a relatively minor holiday in the Jewish year.

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2. Hanukkah is one of the few Jewish holidays not mentioned in the Five Books of Moses.

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3. Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days beginning on the 25th of Kislev.

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4. Hanukkah is the annual Jewish Festival of Lights that starts on the 25th day of Kislev, as per the Jewish calendar.

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5. Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days and nights, starting on the 25th in the month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar.

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6. Hanukkah is celebrated in the home beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

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7. Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days between the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar.

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8. Hanukkah is one of the happiest Jewish events for many Jewish Americans.

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9. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish observance that remembers the Jewish people's struggle for.

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10. Hanukkah is the story of Jewish patriots who fought to reclaim their freedom.

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11. Hanukkah is a joyous eight-day Festival of Lights in the Hebrew calendar.

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12. Hanukkah is an age-old celebration that is based partly on history and partly on legend, explained Paula Vornbrock, a member of Temple Shalom in Yakima.

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13. Hanukkah is not a "Sabbath-like" holiday, and there is no obligation to refrain from activities that are forbidden on the Sabbath, as specified in the Shulkhan Arukh.

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14. Story of Hanukkah is alluded to in the book of 1 Maccabees and 2 Maccabees.

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15. Story of Hanukkah is preserved in the books of the First and Second Maccabees, which describe in detail the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem and the lighting of the menorah.

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16. Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire.

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