Hanukkah: What Exactly Do the Jews Celebrate?

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hanukkah Hanukkah is around the corner. It is a holiday with a very unusual history, symbols and traditions. It’s also a holiday that provides very important historical and spiritual lessons to every Jew. This year, from the evening of December 24th, 2016 to January 1st, 2017 – Jewish people will celebrate Hanukkah.

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HANUKKAH. THE VICTORY OF THE BIBLICAL JEWISH SPIRIT!

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The Bible refers to it as the “feast of dedication” (John 10:22), the Books of the Maccabees as the “celebration of the purification” and Titus Flavius Josephus calls it the “festival of lights”. What does the word Hanukkah mean? Hannukat Baba’it means housewarming, and hanak (lahanok) is to have a grand opening; to give a housewarming. Let’s see what preceded the events of Hanukkah!

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