Hanukkah

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Hanukkah

  1. 1. Hanukkah The Festival of Lights
  2. 2. When is Hanukkah? Hanukkah begins at the 25th day of Kislev, the third month of the Jewish calendar. This year Hanukkah begins at sundown on the evening of December 1, 2010.
  3. 3. The Menorah On each night of Hanukkah, the menorah is lit. The menorah symbolizes the burning light in the temple, as well as marking the eight days of the Hanukkah festival.
  4. 4. There Are Many Different Spellings of Hanukkah Chanuka Chanukah Chanukkah Channukah Hanukah Hannukah Hanukkah Hanuka Hanukka Hanaka Haneka Hanika Khanukkah
  5. 5. Latkes Many traditional Hanukkah foods are cooked in oil, in remembrance of the oil that burned in the temple. Latkes, or potato pancakes are a favorite food at Hanukkah.
  6. 6. Dreidel The dreidel is associated with Hanukkah. It is a four-sided spinning top. Each side is engraved with a different Hebrew letter: The letters mean Nes Gadol Haya Sham—"A great miracle happened there"

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