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Chanukah

Maoz Tzur and Other Chanukah Songs Linked HERE

Miracles, religious freedom, human agency. What is the “real” story of Chanukah, anyway? Join Rabbi Glazer for an exploration of three texts that each tell a different version of the Chanukah story. Through these texts, we’ll come to understand what the story of Chanukah has meant to others and what it might mean for us today. 

Hanukkah meaning "dedication" in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "rededication" of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is celebrated by lighting the hanukkiyah, a special menorah for Hanukkah; foods prepared in oil including latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts); and special songs and games.

Click here to read about the history of Chanukah.

PJ Library Easy Chanukah Guide

11 Great, Modern Chanukah Songs

 

 

 

 

Tue, March 2 2021 18 Adar 5781