A Safe And Happy Hanukkah To All!
Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is the eight-day holiday, celebrating the Jewish victory over the Greeks in the mid-second century B.C.E. The word ''Hanukah'' means dedication, which refers to the re-dedication of the Holy Temple after the battle. As the Jews prepared to re-light the Temple menorah -- or seven-branched candelabra -- they found that there was only enough pure oil to last one day. The miracle of Hanukkah occurred when the oil lasted eight days.
Hanukkah 2008 Dates:
December 21 (first candle) - December 28 (last candle)
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet
1 year ago