Hanukkah Celebrations Begin Tonight, Public Ceremonies To Be Held All Over Town

Manorah | Hanukkah | Religion

One candle is lit on the first night, two on the second night, until all eight candles are lit on the eighth night.

While Hanukkah is probably the Jewish festival with the most mainstream recognition, it's far from the most important period on the Jewish calendar.

The ceremony is organized by Chabad-Lubavitch West Coast, part of the Hasidic movement known for its outreach efforts. Displays in public buildings reinforce our country's platform of freedom of religion, said Katzman, who's from Omaha and celebrated the first night of Hanukkah there.

Hanukkah - which means dedication in Hebrew - is observed around the world by lighting candles in a special menorah called a Hanukkiah each day at sundown for eight days, with an additional candle added each day. The event celebrates the recapture of the temple of Jerusalem by a small band of Jewish rebels lead by Judah Maccabee.

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The faithful gather around the Menorah, a nine branched candle, and light one candle stick each night in remembrance of a miracle, the ancient story of when the Jews took back their temple from the Syrian Greeks.

Other Hanukkah traditions include spinning a dreidel, a four-sided top, which partially commemorates a game that Jews under Greek domination are believed to have played to camouflage their Torah study, and eating foods fried in oil, such as latkes, pancakes of grated raw potatoes, and jelly doughnuts. Later, Katzman directed a lesson on the history on Hanukkah to the children in the audience.

"We increased it because there are a lot of things that are happening in the world, not so happy things - tragedies and all these bombings and all these suiciders, running and ramming down people", said Borenstein.

Chanukah or Hanukkah, is the eight-day festival of light, which begins on the eve of the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, spirituality over materiality, and of purity over adulteration. "The descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob have endured unthinkable persecution and oppression". On Saturday, people wait to light the menorah candles until after dark.



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