Feast of Lights


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Feast of Lights

n. Judaism

Feast of Lights

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(Judaism) Judaism an English name for Hanukkah
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Noun1.Feast of Lights - (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BCFeast of Lights - (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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The elaborate grand finale to the London Summer Olympics this month was a feast of lights, staging and music - classic and popular.
For example, the Jewish community's celebration of Hanukkah, the Feast of Lights, commemorates the violent Maccabbean revolt against the Seleucid Empire led by Antiochus Epiphanes.
So much so, that over the years, he's spent time and money decking out his mum and dad's home in Woolsington, with a veritable feast of lights.