hanukah hanukah

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC

News

  1. 5 things you might not think Apple should be thankful for

    Today, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukah, a rare occurrence they overlap. We reflect on the things we feel -- or should be -- grateful. Ahead of the holiday meal I served up "13 things for which Google gives thanks" and colleagues Wayne Williams and Alan Buckingham "5 things to be thankful for in Windows 8.1" and "5 products I'm thankful for", respectively. I would be remiss ignoring ...
    on November 29, 2013     Source: BetaNews

  2. Holidays overlap for first time in 100 years

    This year, for the first time in almost 100 years, Thanksgiving and Hanukah overlap. Because the overlap is so rare, there are virtually no established customs around how one should best combine the two celebrations.
    on November 28, 2013     Source: Redding Pilot

  3. How Valley Jewish families will combine the celebrations

    Some Valley families won't just be celebrating Thanksgiving. Thursday also marks the beginning of Hanukah.
    on November 28, 2013     Source: KFSN-TV Fresno

Quotes

  1. "It doesn't offend anyone when we celebrate Diwali at Queen's Park (the Ontario provincial legislature) or celebrate Hanukah at Queen's Park," Mr McGuinty said. "That's part and parcel of who we are."
    on Dec 14, 2006 By: Dalton McGuinty Source: Sunday Times.au

  2. "Hanukah speaks to the values long held by Jews and by Americans-faith and freedom of religion. It is also the ultimate story of light prevailing over dark. In this sometimes 'dark' atmosphere of Washington, DC, the light of the menorah is welcomed...
    on Dec 17, 2009 By: John Ensign Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency (blog)

  3. "Gilad, I hope to light the first candle of Hanukah with you," an emotional Noam Shalit answered when asked by reporters in Paris what message he would like to send to his son Gilad, the IDF soldier held hostage by Hamas since a cross-border...
    on Nov 30, 2006 By: Gilad Shalit Source: Jerusalem Post

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