Old but Good: Chanukah – Festeval of Lights


It is the time of year for all of the winter holidays celebrated by different ethnic/religious groups all over the world. Being from a western christian country myself, it is so easy to just focus on christmas. We try to give the other festivals a bit of the spotlight every once in awhile.

Today I have found you an old article on Chanukah or Hanukkah.

Festival of Lights

The menorah, the dreidel and chocolate gelt. These are the modern symbols of Hanukkah that we are all so familiar with the world over, but where did they come from and what do they mean? What is the real story behind this holiday that is a precursor to the somewhat more familiar gift-giving holiday of Christmas? […]

Read the rest of the article in issue 32

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