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Hanukkah, חג החנוכה Hag HaNukkah, Feast of the Edification or Enceny, is a Jewish festival of rabbinical institution, commemorating the rededication of the altar of offerings in the Second Temple in Jerusalem. It marks an important military victory of the Maccabees and symbolizes the spiritual resistance of the Judaism to Hellenistic assimilation. 

Hanukkah

Hanukkah, the feast of Edification

According to rabbinic tradition, during this consecration, the miracle of the vial of oil occurred, allowing the priests of the Temple to burn for eight days a quantity of oil barely sufficient for one day. This is why Hanukkah is also called the “Festival of Lights”.

It is celebrated from the 25th kislev (which corresponds, depending on the year, to the months of November or December in the Gregorian calendar) and lasts eight days, until the 2nd or 3rd tevet (depending on the length of kislev, month of 29 or 30 days).

Related practices and customs are linked to the miracle of the vial of oil, particularly the lighting of the nine-branched Hanukkiah candlestick during the eight days of the festival and the eating of sweets made from oil. 'olive (latkessufganiyot…). We also play with four-sided tops.

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Today the jews the Hanukkah celebration begins. This festival recalls an important military victory of the Maccabees against the Hellenic world. Related practices and customs are linked to the miracle of the vial of oil, particularly the lighting of the nine-branched Hanukkiah candlestick during the eight days of the holiday and the eating of sweets made from oil. 'olive. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar 1TP5Judaism #hanukkah

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Hanukkah