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December 2017

Chanukah

December 13 - December 20

Just thought you might like to know… Chanukah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה) (a.k.a. Hanukkah), is the Festival of Lights. This eight-day Jewish holiday commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd century BCE. According to tradition, after the Maccabees defeated the Greeks, there was only enough oil left to light the menorah in the Temple for one day. But miraculously, the oil lasted for eight days! Though the holiday is not found in the Torah and does not…

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