What’s Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days in November, December, or early January. It commemorates the rededication of the Jerusalem Temple after a revolt against Antiochus IV Epiphanes. The holiday is celebrated by lighting candles on a Hanukkah menorah, playing games, eating traditional foods, and giving gifts. Hanukkah or Chanukah, also known as […]

What’s a Hanukkah Bush?

The Hanukkah bush is not a Hebrew version of a Christmas tree, but rather a controversial tradition in Judaism. While some embrace it, others find it offensive as it hints at Christmas. Christmas trees are associated with Christianity, while Hanukkah bushes may have non-religious ornaments. Some Jews observe the tradition, particularly in Reform or Reconstructionist […]

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