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Dec 12, 2009
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"Happy Hanukkah!"
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What Is Hanukkah About? LINK
The holiday commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E.
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Hanukkah Music for Kids
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Most people know "Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel" - but there are tons of other festive Hanukkah songs out there.
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Best Latkes Ever LINK
There are countless latke recipes out there, but this one takes the cake (potato?).
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What Is a Hanukkiyah? LINK
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Hanukkah Traditions
Every community has its unique Hanukkah traditions, but there are some traditions that are almost universally practiced. They are:
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1. Lighting the hanukkiyah: Every year it is customary to commemorate the miracle of the Hanukkah oil by lighting candles on a hanukkiyah. The hanukkiyah is lit every night for eight nights.
2. Spinning the dreidel: A popular Hanukkah game is spinning the dreidel, which is a four-sided top with Hebrew letters written on each side. Gelt, which are chocolate coins covered with tin foil, are part of this game.
3. Eating fried foods: Because Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of oil, it is traditional to eat fried foods such as LATKES and SUFGANIYOT during the holiday; (singular: sufganiyah) are jelly-filled donuts that are fried and sometimes dusted with confectioners’ sugar before eating.
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