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Celebrate Hanukkah!!

History of Hanukkah:
Lights, Symbolism and Blessings: Find the meanings
Hanukkah Songs: Sing different Hanukkah songs
Game: Learn how to play Dreidel
Terms and Definitions: Learn the meaning of the terms
Simulation Activity: The Struggle of the Macabees against the Greeks
Traditional Hanukkah Receipe: Latkes
Traditional Hanukkah Receipe: Nutcake with Honey Syrup
Traditional Hanukkah Receipe: Sufganiyot (Donuts)
Art: View various art forms
Art Lesson Plans: Create some Hanukkah art work
Hanukkah lesson plans:
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Hanukkah;   The   Festival   of   Light

Chanukah is the Jewish mid-winter Festival of Lights (chag ha-urim) which commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of King Antiochus Epiphanes IV of Syria in 165 B.C.E. Legend has it that a small cruse of oil, when used to relight the menorah in the Temple, miraculously lasted for eight days. In fact, Chanukah means dedication and marks the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem following its desecration by the Syrians. Jews throughout the world celebrate Chanukah for eight days, beginning the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev. Last year, Chanukah was celebrated beginning sundown December 23, 1997 through sundown December 31, 1997.