Channukah


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Noun1.Channukah - (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BCChannukah - (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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For the Jewish people, the Festival of Lights or Channukah / Hannukah is equally ancient, commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt (167-160 BCE) against the Greek Seleucid Empire, which desecrated the holy temple in Jerusalem and tried to force the Jews to accept the panoply of Greek gods.
After the divisive contest, Jones thanked his African-American supporters, Hispanics, and even wished his Jewish friends a 'Happy Channukah!' That was a subtle rebuke to Moore's wife, who made a cringe-worthy election eve comment denying anti-Semitism by saying one of their lawyers was Jewish.