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Chanukah

Chanukah lighting panorama

Chanukah: The eight day Festival of Lights. We remember and give thanks for a miracle: a small group of Jewish Maccabees defeated the Syrian Greeks and reclaimed the Temple, and one vial of pure oil lit the Temple menorah for not just one day but eight days until more oil could be made. We light candles in our own menorahs each night, and eat foods made with oil, such at latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (filled doughnuts).

 

View special Chanukah content for 2016 here.

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crowd lightingsongleaderrabbi and children with chanukiot

 

 Some photos courtesy of Phil Kipnis