Feast of Dedication


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Feast of Dedication

n. Judaism

Feast of Dedication

n
(Judaism) Judaism a literal translation of Chanukah

Ha•nuk•kah

or Cha•nu•kah

(ˈhɑ nə kə, ˈxɑ-)

n.
an eight-day Jewish festival starting on the 25th day of Kislev, commemorating the rededication of the Temple by the Maccabees following their victory over the Syrians and characterized chiefly by the lighting of the menorah.
[1890–95; < Hebrew ḥănukkāh literally, a dedicating]
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Noun1.Feast of Dedication - (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BCFeast of Dedication - (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Jewish holy day - a religious holiday for Jews
Chislev, Kislev - the third month of the civil year; the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in November and December)
Tebet, Tevet - the fourth month of the civil year; the tenth month of the ecclesiastical year (in December and January)
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There is no record of how this practice started but it appears to be similar to the Jewish tradition of sharing fried goods such as doughnuts and potato fritters during the eight-day Feast of Dedication or Hanukkah.
Speaker Lynne Jacobson will discuss "Hanukkah: the Destiny of the Dream of the Feast of Dedication.
It is also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication.