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Judaism 101: What Hanukkah is and what it isn’t

December 11, 2009


Our Peterbald cat Sasson watching our oil hanukkiah last year. Hanukkah (also transliterated as Chanukah), a joyous but minor holiday begins this evening at sundown and continues for eight days. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is marked by reciting prayers and lighting a hanukkiah, a nine branched candelabrum on which one additional […]