Hanukkah: understanding the Jewish holiday

This year's Hanukkah celebration begins on December 7

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07/12/23 | StarsInsider


Hanukkah, also referred to as Chanukah, is a well-known Jewish holiday that typically occurs in December, near the time of Christmas. Although some may inaccurately refer to it as "Jewish Christmas," the two holidays have very little in common aside from the time of year. Hanukkah commemorates a significant event in Jewish history and the subsequent miracle that followed.

To delve into the true origins of this eight-day celebration and explore how it's celebrated today, click through the galley. 

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