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Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November through late December on the secular calendar.  In Hebrew, the word "hanukkah" means “dedication” and is a reminder that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E.  This year Hanukkah runs December 20 – 28.  Each Jewish community has its unique Hanukkah traditions, but some traditions are practiced universally: lighting the hannukkiyah (the traditional Hanukkah candelabrum), spinning the dreidel and eating fried foods.  To find books on Hanukkah in the Marinet catalog type in the subject heading Hanukkah http://ow.ly/82Lyy .  To find books on Jewish holiday cooking use the subject heading: Jewish Cooking http://ow.ly/82LN6 .

 

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