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Why is Chanukah? by Jenny Garden

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Published by Trafford Publishing .
Written in English


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Number of Pages28
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Open LibraryOL11860152M
ISBN 101425108997
ISBN 109781425108991

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  Hanukkah, therefore, emerged as a celebration of the dedication, as the word itself suggests. Although the traditional practice of lighting candles at Hanukkah was not established in the books of the Maccabees, the custom most likely started relatively early. 8 hours ago  Hanukkah (Chanukah) celebrates the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greek superpower in the second century BCE, during the time of the Second . 23 hours ago  The story behind the Jewish festival, and why it’s also called Chanukah The story of Hanukkah celebrates the tale of the Maccabees, who defeated the Greek King Antiochus’ troops after a . This is probably my favorite Chanukah story. I recently bought it as a gift for a child. It is also fun to read aloud. The illustrations are great, too. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Venom. out of 5 stars Best book! Reviewed in the United States on January 5, Verified s:

  A lways a popular Chanukah gift, Jewish books are more important than ever this year when so many grandparents and other relatives are missing from the table. So says Meredith Lewis, director of content for PJ Library, which, with its community partners, sends out , Jewish children’s books each month to families in North America and beyond.   According to most modern scholars — and a few rabbis I called on to help me out — the story of Hanukkah is based on a historical conflict between the Maccabees and the Hellenized Jews, the former. 1 day ago  The evening of Dec. 10 marks the start of Judaism's eight-night Festival of Lights, Hanukkah. Or is it Chanukah?Hanukka? The confusion over the spelling comes because the name of . Why We Celebrate Chanukah Paperback – January 1, by Howard M. Kurtz (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Howard M. Kurtz.

Hanukkah (/ ˈ h ɑː n ə k ə / HAH-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה ‎ ḥanuká, Tiberian: ḥanuká, usually spelled חֲנוּכָּה ‎, pronounced in Modern Hebrew, or in Yiddish; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Ḥanukah) is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Observed by: Jews. Learn all about Hanukkah with kid-friendly versions of the Hanukkah story, easy printables, recipes, activities, and book ideas too. x This website uses cookies to improve our website, assist in program awareness, and give you the best possible experience when using our site.   The books of the Maccabees are not part of the Hebrew Bible, so I had never read them growing up -- and I suspect, neither had most of my Hebrew school teachers who taught me the Hanukkah story in the first place. But then, in a graduate program in ancient Mediterranean history and religions, we read the Christian Bible. >> E-book also available. Chanukah is more than just candles and presents? What if it isn't really the memorial of a miracle? What if the real Chanukah story is actually a rallying cry for the Jewish people, and a graphic exhortation to all who have dedicated their lives to.