Chanukah

December 17-December 24, 2014
Note:  The first candle is lit the evening of December 16, 2014

“Oh Chanukah, O’ Chanukah, come light the menorah….” It is time again for glowing menorahs, spinning dreidles, delicious latkes (potato pancakes) and deep fried sufganiot (Jelly donuts).  It’s Chanukah time. On Chanukah, Jewish families around the world gather together in their homes and light the Chanukah candles. Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, celebrates the great miracles that happened during the Maccabee revolt in the time of the Second Temple period. In commemoration of the “miracle of the oil,” Jews light candles each night for eight nights. What was the miracle of the oil? Read the Chanukah story and find out