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Hanukkah (Hebrew: also spelled Chanukah or Hanukah), also known as the
Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday beginning on the 25th
day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may fall anytime
from late November to late December.

It celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple at the time of the
Maccabee rebellion.

The festival is observed by the kindling of lights on each night of the
holiday: one on the first night, two on the second, and so on.



In the Talmud

The miracle of Hanukkah is described in the Talmud. The Gemara, in tractate
Shabbat 21b focuses on Shabbat candles and moves to Hanukkah candles and
says that after the occupiers had been driven from the Temple, the Maccabees
discovered that almost all of the ritual olive oil had been profaned. They
found only a single container that was still sealed by the High Priest, with
enough oil to keep the menorah in the Temple lit for a single day. They used
this, and miraculously, that oil burned for eight days (the time it took to
have new oil pressed and made ready).



The Talmud presents three customs:

1. Lighting one light each night per household,

2. One light each night for each member of the household, or,

3. The most beautiful method, where the number of candles changed each night.


Hanukkah is celebrated by a series of rituals that are performed every day
throughout the 8-day holiday.

Some are family-based and others are communal. There are special additions
to the daily prayer service, and a section is added to the blessing after
meals.

The primary ritual, according to Jewish law and custom, is to light a single
light each night for eight nights.



Hanukkah
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah/



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Chanukah
http://www.aish.com/holidays/chanukah/

Chanuka classes
http://www.613.org/chanuka.html

Complete Hanukkah Guide
http://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/default.asp

Hanukah
http://www.desiretoshare.com/hanuka.htm

Hanukah
http://www.coejl.org/Hanukkah

Hanukah
http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/hanukkah

Hanukah
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/hanukkah-101/

Hanukkah songs
http://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/article.asp?AID=332451

Hanukkah songs
http://www.hebrewsongs.com/chanukah.htm

Hanukkah songsheets
http://liturgy.exc.com/Songsheets/Hanukah.cgi

Midrash Hanukkah with Sephardic traditions and history
http://www.midrash.org/halakha/hanukkah.html

Torah insights on Chanukah
http://www.oztorah.com/feature/archive/chanukah.php

What is Hanukkah?
https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/holidays/2017/12/08/when-hanukkah-and-how-celebrated/932690001/



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