Hanukkah Lights 2023: A Festival of Light  on Dates: Dec 7-15

Celebrates: Rededication of Second Temple

Traditions: Lighting menorah, dreidel, food, gifts

History: Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Maccabees, a small group of Jewish rebels who fought against the Greek-Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BCE

Food: Hanukkah foods are typically fried in oil to symbolize the miracle of the oil.

Gifts: Hanukkah is not as gift-oriented as Christmas, but it is customary to give small gifts to children.

Public Celebrations: Many communities hold public menorah lighting ceremonies, especially in major cities.

Family Time: Hanukkah is a time for families to come together and celebrate their heritage.

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