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 In Hebrew.  Falls on 25th day of Kislev. “Hanukkah” means “dedication”  This holiday commemorates the rededication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.  Celebrated for eight days.C.  Traditional colors are blue. white and silver .E.  It is popular due to its proximity to Christmas in terms of date.

They were forcibly gathered and forced to commit practices forbidden by Judaism Only discovered one day’s worth of oil. Hid and eventually succeeded in retaking their lands from the Greeks Returned to the temple which is not pure anymore as there have been worship of foreign god and wrongful practices Jews were afraid to fight back. . A High Priest. they lit the menorah and to their surprise it lasted for full 8 days.Jewish temple seized by Syrian-Greek armies. Jewish resistance begins at Modiin. It is used as worship for god Zeus He killed the volunteer and soldiers. Mattathias refused to commit sins and a villager volunteered to do it for him. Determined to purify the temple by burning the ritual oil in temple’s menorah for 8 days Antiochus made Judaism a crime that is punishable by death. Still.

Lighting the Hanukkiyah Endeavoring Fried Foods Playing Dreidel .

It is forbidden to use the light of hanukiyyah for other purposes such as to light the dinner table or to read. shamash which is located at the middle at slightly greater in height than the other eight candleholder. . Candles are lit with a servant candle.An extra candle is lighted each day from left to right with the newest candle at the leftmost. It is a custom to light hanukiyyah next to window to remind passerby of the event.

Latkes Fried pancake made from mashed potatoes and shredded onions. Served with applesauce .To remind Jewish people of the miracle of the oil during the event Sugfaniya Fried jelly-filled donut that are sometimes finished with confectioners’ sugar.

a four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side used as camouflage to pretend they are gambling as Jews did not want the soldiers to know they are studying the Torah." ." that comes from root word "savov" = "to turn. which is congregated to form a Hebrew phrase "Nes Gadol Haya Sham." Origin.Originated from the German word "drehen" = “to turn. ‫ג‬ (Gimmel). ‫(ה‬Hay) and ‫(ש‬Shin).“ that gives the meaning "A great miracle happened there [in Israel].” In Hebrew it is referred to as "sevivon. Letters present are ‫(נ‬Nun).

If a player runs out of piece. Gimmel means "ganz" = "everything“. Shin means "shtel" = "put in" .Each player is given an equal number of chocolate coins (10-15) . Follows the instructions according to the meaning of letter that faces upwards. Nun means "nichts" = "nothing”. Take turns spinning the dreidel . the player adds a game piece to the pot. the spinner gets half of the pot. the spinner gets everything in the pot. Hay means "halb" = "half" . the spinner does nothing. Players are required to put one piece into a container located at the center. he or she is disqualified. .

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