DEC 30, 2016
Some of our congregations chanukiah:
Chanukah, meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews
commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E.
and the subsequent liberation and “re-dedication” of the Temple in Jerusalem.
The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the chanukiah.