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Hanukkah

(Encyclopedia) Hanukkah khä´nəkə, –no͝okä [key], in Judaism, the Festival of Lights, the Feast of Consecration, or the Feast of the Maccabees ; also transliterated Chanukah. According to tradit...

Hanukkah

The Festival of Lights Hannukah Dates (from sundown to sundown of the following dates) 2016 Dec. 24-Jan. 1 2017 Dec. 12-D…

Chanukah

(Encyclopedia) Chanukah: see Hanukkah .

hallel

(Encyclopedia) hallel həlāl´, hăl´ĕl [key] [Heb.,=praise], in Judaism, Psalms 113 to 118, sung every morning of Hanukkah, at the Passover service, and at the morning service of most major Jewish holida...

feast

(Encyclopedia) feast, commemorative banquet symbolizing communal unity. Generally associated with primitive rituals and later with religious practices, feasts may also commemorate such events as births, marri...

Gaster, Moses

(Encyclopedia) Gaster, Moses gäs´tər [key], 1856–1939, Romanian Jewish scholar and writer, b. Bucharest. Expelled (1885) from Romania for championing the Jewish cause, he went to England and was lecture...

Definition of Menorah

The Question: Your information about the menorah and hannukiah is mistaken. A hannukia has 9 branches and its ninth branch is the shamash. A menorah only has …

Jewish Holidays

The Question: What are the three most important holidays in the Jewish religion and how many holidays are there altogether? The Answer: The two …