Hanukkah 2015 Dates:
December 6 (first candle) - December 8 (last candle)
24 Kislev (first candle) - 2 Tevet
Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is the eight-day holiday, celebrating the Jewish victory over the Greeks in the mid-second century B.C.E. The word ''Hanukah'' means dedication, which refers to the re-dedication of the Holy Temple after the battle. As the Jews prepared to re-light the Temple menorah -- or seven-branched candelabra -- they found that there was only enough pure oil to last one day. The miracle of Hanukkah occurred when the oil lasted eight days.
What is Hanukkah? Gift giving on Hanukkah can be more meaningful when you learn about the Hannukah menorah, the dreidel and the history of Hanukkah. Give someone the Jewish gift of a Hanukkah menorah made from fused glass and metal, mixed metals, or pewter with hand-painted enamel, or create a Hanukkah gift registry with our wedding and gift registry. To learn more about Hannukah and the menorah, click the links to one of our articles listed below:
Jewish Menorah and Jewish Faith Items
Menorah and Bat Mitzvah Tallit Designs at Gallery Judaica
The Ideal Hanukkah Menorah
Find Your Chanukah Menorah and More at Gallery Judaica
Full List of ArticlesClick to read more about the history of Hanukkah.
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Hanukkah Menorahs - Hanukkah Supplies - Hanukkah Dreidels