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  Hanukkah Greeting Cards, Free Hanukkah Ecards, Chanukah Greetings From 123Greetings.com
Wish your friends/ family/ loved ones a very Happy Hanukkah with these ecards.
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Invite your family/ friends/ loved ones/ colleagues/ business associates/ acquaintances to join you on Hanukkah with these ecards.
www.123greetings.com /events/hanukkah   (232 words)

  Hanukkah - MSN Encarta
Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, and Feast of the Maccabees.
Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem by Judas Maccabee in 165 bc.
The principal feature of present-day Hanukkah celebrations is the lighting of candles, one the first night, two the second, and so on until eight candles have been lit in a special candelabrum called a menorah.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761575563/Hanukkah.html   (640 words)

 Holiday Traditions - Israel
Hanukkah dates vary between the the early month of November and during late December.
Hanukkah is also known as the "Festival of Lights" because in each synagogue, a holy lamp burns above Jewish scriptures.
Hanukkah is celebrated by lighting of a candle on the Menorah (candle holder) holding nine candles.
www.californiamall.com /holidaytraditions/traditions-israel.htm   (424 words)

 Girl Power! Happy Hannakkah
Hanukkah is from sunset December 7 to December 16, 2004.
Hanukkah is a celebration of events that took place more than 2,300 years ago in the land of Judea, which is now Israel.
Jews celebrate Hanukkah to mark the victory of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Jerusalem temple.
www.girlpower.gov /girlarea/12dec/hanakkah.htm   (625 words)

Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights,” starts on the 25th day of the Jewish calendar month of Kislev and lasts for eight days and nights.
Hanukkah is a relatively minor holiday in the Jewish year.
Many traditional Hanukkah foods are cooked in oil, in remembrance of the oil that burned in the temple.
www.factmonster.com /spot/hanukkah.html   (719 words)

 Hanukkah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights or Festival of Rededication, is an eight day Jewish holiday that starts on the 25th day of Kislev, which may be in December, late November, or, while very rare in occasion, early January (as was the case for the Hannukkah of 2005–2006).
The miracle of Hanukkah is described in the Talmud.
The festival of Hanukkah was instituted by Judah Maccabee and his brothers to celebrate this event.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hanukkah   (5241 words)

 Hanukkah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hanukkah is a time of joy and celebration for being delivered from oppression, so the feast is celebrated with games, singing, and plenty of food.
The menorah or lampstand used during the celebration of Hanukkah is different from the regular seven branch menorah that serves as the official symbol of the modern state of Israel.
Hanukkah traditions may vary some in different parts of the world but the spiritual focus is on deliverance and dedication.
www.lamblion.com /articles/prophecy/Jews-Israel/Jews-11.php   (2494 words)

Hanukkah (חנכה ''ḥănukkāh'', or חנוכה ''ḥănūkkāh'') is a Jewish holiday, also known as the Festival of lights.
Pesach is a celebration of the barley harvest, Shavuoth of the wheat, Sukkoth of the figs, dates, pomegranates and grapes, and Hanukkah of the olives.
Some hold that Hanukkah (the 25th of Kislev), not December 25, is actually the proper date for celebrating the birth of Jesus.
www.bigdates.com /holidays/hanukkah.asp   (1659 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hanukkah is actually a relatively minor holiday on the Jewish calendar, and yet it is probably the best known among American non-Jews, perhaps because the date often happens to coincide more-or-less with the Christmas season.
Although Hanukkah is not recorded in the Jewish Bible as history, the principal historic events were foretold by the prophet Daniel.
Hanukkah is sometimes associated with Eternity in the "New Heaven" to be created after the end of Messianic Kingdom (Rev. 20:7 ff.) which could be thought of as the cleansing and "rededication" of the entire Universe as the new Temple of God.
www.amfi.org /hanukkah.htm   (1530 words)

 Hanukkah - The Temple, Menorah and Dreidel - Hanukkah Gifts - Judaica
Hanukkah is not described in scripture, and it does not have the religious significance of Passover, Sukkot, Shavuot, Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur.
Hanukkah is a time for family, celebration and joy -- and also a time for remembering the reasons for celebrating.
The light of the Hanukkah candles is a reminder of past miracles, and of the continuing pursuit of peaceful Jewish ideals.
www.galleryjudaica.com /articles/hanukah.html   (907 words)

 Hanukkah Fun: Party Decorations Ideas Games History Menus Recipes Activities Planning Gifts Prizes
Hanukkah, the "dedication" and "The Festival of Lights", is a Jewish festival which begins on the Hebrew date of the 25th of Kislev and lasts eight days, through the 2nd of Tevet.
Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Maccabees (led by Judah) over the Hellenistic Syrians in a revolt that took place around 165 BCE.
On the first night of Hanukkah, two candles are lit (the Shamash and the candle for the first night) and on the last night, there are nine lit candles.
hanukkah-fun.com   (185 words)

Hanukkah begins on the 25 of Kislev, which begins the evening of December 13th.
Hanukkah is a Jewish festival that occurs in December (on the 25th day of the Hebrew month Kislev), Hanukkah, also spelled Chanukah, marks the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem after its recapture from the Syrian Greeks c.165 BC.
According to the text, the first Hanukkah in 164 B.C.E. was celebrated as a delayed Sukkot, since the Maccabees had been unable to observe the holiday properly while they were fighting in the hills.
members.aol.com /halleluyah/hanukkah.htm   (1527 words)

 Complete Hanukkah articles, features, quizzes, recipes, and more -- Beliefnet.com
Hanukkah's not a "minor holiday," so delve deeply into its meaning and have reverence for what the Christians celebrate on Christmas.
Hanukkah is a paradigm of the relationship between acculturation and assimilation.
Hanukkah is a good time to reflect on today's miracles.
www.beliefnet.com /index/index_10095.html   (599 words)

Hanukkah, which means "dedication" and is also referred to as "The Festival of Lights", is a Jewish festival which begins on the Hebrew date of the 25th of Kislev and lasts eight days, through the 2nd of Tevet.
Therefore, on the first night of Hanukkah, two candles are lit (the shamash and the candle for the first night) and on the last night, there are nine lit candles.
Note that all Jewish holidays begin at sunset, so, although the first day of Hanukkah is on December 22nd, we light the first candle on the evening of December 21st.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Prairie/5493/hanuka.html   (529 words)

Honoring Hanukkah — The spiritual miracle of Hanukkah is that Judaism was able to stand up to the tempting culture of its time.
Hanukkah hype — Hanukkah as it is celebrated in America today is a far cry from the original holiday.
Hanukkah tales deliver message for kids of all faiths — Even if you don't celebrate Hanukkah, you may want to take a look at new children's books that will expose your kids to another faith and tradition.
www.azcentral.com /ent/calendar/articles/hanukkah-CP.html   (268 words)

 Annie's Hanukkah Page
Hanukkah, or the Feast of Lights, is a celebration of God's deliverance of the Jews in 165 B.C. That year, the Jews won their first struggle for religious freedom by defeating the Syrians, who wanted them to give up Judaism.
Hanukkah became known as both the Festival of Lights and the Festival of Dedication.
The word Hanukkah in Hebrew also means "education," and rabbis and Jewish educators try to instill in their congregants and students the notion that the holiday celebrates Jewish continuity.
www.annieshomepage.com /hanukah.html   (2123 words)

is A highly-praised retelling of the Hanukkah story with bright, colorful pictures and discussion tops and questions to enhance each of the 8 nights of celebration.
Hanukkah, the Feast of Dedication, is based in writings of the Maccabees during the inter-testamental period These writings are also part of the Apocrypha.
Today, Hanukkah is symbolic of the Jewish struggle against religious and social pressures to assimilate into majority states and cultures.
www.holidayorigins.com /html/hanukkah.html   (371 words)

 Hanukkah - Allrecipes
Hanukkah is an eight day celebration of ancient Jewish traditions, including cooking with oil and playing children's games.
Hanukkah, which roughly translates to 'dedication,' commemorates the success of the Maccabee's revolt against their Syrian oppressors in 165 B.C.E. and the reclamation and re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem.
Like all holidays, Hanukkah is celebrated according to traditions, and each Hanukkah table expresses rituals of family, culture and community.
allrecipes.com /howto/hanukkah/detail.aspx   (426 words)

 The History of Hanukkah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hanukah, Chanukah, Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights: It's one of the most important Jewish holidays and the tradition can be traced back almost 2,400 years.
Hanukkah celebrates one of the important miracles in Jewish history and reminds us of the triumph of faith.
Oil is obviously one of the central themes of Hanukkah and this is reflected in the foods enjoyed on the holiday, foods like potato pancakes (latkes) and jelly-filled donuts (sufganiyot).
www.hanukkah-traditions.com   (532 words)

 Lesson Plan - HANUKKAH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hanukkah (HA-noo-ka) is a Jewish holiday that was first celebrated over 2000 years ago in Judea, now known as Israel.
Hanukkah celebrates the victory of the Jewish people over King Antiochus Epiphanes, a pagan tyrant from Greece, who tried to destroy Judaism in 165 BC.
Symbols that are associated with the celebration of Hanukkah include the menorah (meh NOAR-uh), dreidels (DRAY-dels), potato latkes, and gelt.
teacherlink.ed.usu.edu /tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/HANUKKAH.HTML   (1950 words)

 Hanukkah Recipes, Menus, Latkes, Doughnuts, Fritters and Frying Tips : Holidays : Food Network
During Hanukkah, fried foods remind Jewish celebrants of the 2,000-year-old miracle that turned one day's worth of candle oil into the eight days of light.
From Spain to North Africa and the Near East, fritters of various sorts have become attached to Hanukkah.
Though seldom seen on American tables nowadays, roast goose on Hanukkah is a tradition dating back centuries among the Jews of northern Europe, for whom geese were an important source of kosher cooking fat.
www.foodnetwork.com /food/et_hd_hanukkah   (368 words)

 History of Hanukkah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish celebration commemorating the rededication of the Temple at Jerusalem in 165 B.C. It celebrates the freedom of people to be who they want to be, and to worship according to their own beliefs.
The story of Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights or the Feast of Dedication.
Every night for eight nights, while someone recites the Hanukkah blessing, a candle is lit on the menorah.
www.birthdayexpress.com /bexpress/planning/Hanukkah.asp   (622 words)

 Hanukkah 2005
Hanukkah is an eight-day celebration that begins on the 25th day of the Jewish calendar month of Kislev, which usually falls during the month of December, but occasionally begins during November.
Hanukkah celebrates the restoration of religious freedom and the preservation of Jewish customs, as well as the traditional Jewish worship service.
During the eight days of Hanukkah, a candle is lit each night to commemorate the miracle of the oil in the Temple.
pressroom.hallmark.com /hanukkah.html   (1139 words)

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