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Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah Traditions Hanukkah traditions revolve around lighting a nine-branched menorah, known in Hebrew as the hanukiah. On each of the holiday’s eight nights, another candle is added to the menorah after sundown; the ninth candle, called the shamash (“helper”), is used to light the others. Jews recite blessings and display the menorah prominently in a window […]

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Hanukkah Chanukah

Hanukkah Chanukah Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C.E. According to legend,  Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. It’s not really about gift giving, although as I was growing up, my parents gave me 7 small gifts, one each […]

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About Hanukkah

About Hanukkah Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C.E. According to legend,  Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. It’s not really about gift giving, although as I was growing up, my parents gave me 7 small gifts, one each […]

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Buy Hanukkah Gifts in Skokie – Sunday Nov 15

Buy Hanukkah Gifts in Skokie – Sunday Nov 15 at Ezra Habonim Holiday Boutique from 10 am to 4 pm 4500 Dempster St. Skokie, IL 60076 You can purchase your holiday Hanukkah gifts from me in Skokie on Sun., Nov. 15 at Congregation Ezra Habonim. I’ll be selling a variety of Chanukah bracelets, Hanukkah earrings, […]