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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hanukkah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hanukkah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/ hah-nə-kəHebrewחֲנֻכָּה, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, usually spelledחנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew; a transliteration also romanized asChanukah or Chanukkah), also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

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