Question by  Chris41 (152)

What is the meaning of Hanukah?


Answer by  Ken56 (1160)

In the Jewish tradition, this is also known as the "Festival of Lights." It celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccbean Revolt. This happened in the 2nd Century B.C. The observance lasts eight days.


Answer by  DouglasEarlClore (1236)

Hanukah celebrates of the re-opening of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, which took place two hundred years Before Christ. It involes lighting a candle on a menorah for eight days


Answer by  userrg (11)

Hanukah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the temple after it was destroyed by the Greeks. It represents a victory of Jewish identity over assimilation.


Answer by  phocus (5)

Hanukah is a jewish holiday that lasts 8 days and it is to celebrate when they were running very low on oil but it turned out that it lasted a lot more than it was supposed to


Answer by  Cransus (130)

Hanukah represents a restoration of faith and freedom to practice Judaism. The Second Temple was desecrated and Judaism outlawed under Syrian rule. When the Maccabes drove the Syrians back, the temple was reconsecrated but there was only enough oil for the lamps to last for one night, yet the lamps burned for eight nights until new oil could be obtained.

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