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  1. Hanukkah 2023
    • began Thursday, December 7
      • at sunset
    • ended Friday, December 15
      • at nightfall
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    Based on the Hebrew calendar, Hanukkah begins and ends sometime around November and December. In 2023, Hanukkah runs from Dec. 7 to Dec. 15, evening to evening. Not at all Jewish Christmas, Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in the second century B.C.
    Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days and nights, starting on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which may fall anywhere between late November and early December on the secular calendar. For eight nights, families say prayers and then light candles in an eight-branched candelabra called a menorah.
    The story of Hanukkah began in 167 BC when Jerusalem was ruled by the Greek Empire. The Jews were forced by King Antiochos IV to renounce their religion to worship the Greek gods. This resulted in a revolt unleashed by the Jews and Judas Macabeus who was appointed as leader of the revolt.
    In another allusion to the Hanukkah miracle, traditional Hanukkah foods are fried in oil. Potato pancakes (known as latkes) and jam-filled donuts (sufganiyot) are particularly popular in many Jewish households. Other Hanukkah customs include playing with four-sided spinning tops called dreidels and exchanging gifts.
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