Hanukkah6th December 2015
Hanukkah means 'dedication' Hanukkah is the Jewish festival of lights that commemorates the rededication of the Jerusalem temple to more traditional modes of Jewish worship by Judah the Maccabee around 164 B.C.E. after its desecration in the time of the Seleucid king Antiochus IV Epiphanes. Hanukkah is an eight-day holiday commemorating the rededication of the Jewish Temple. So this Hanukkah come close to your near and dear ones. Choose from our special collection of recipes, Hanukkah ecards, Hanukkah greetings and lots more.
Hanukkah is one of the few Jewish holidays not mentioned in the Bible. The story of how Hanukkah came to be is contained in the books of 1 and 2 Maccabees, which are not part of the Jewish canon of the Hebrew Bible.