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Hanukkah

Chanukah05-64-800-600-80Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah and about 20 other ways...), meaning "dedication" in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "re-dedication" of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Hanukkah centers around the lighting of the chanukiyah, a special menorah for Hanukkah; unique foods, latkes and jelly doughnuts; and special songs and games.    You can learn more about Hanukkah at ReformJudaism.org