Chanukah

Question

Hello, Does Hanukkah start this year on the eve of Dec. 25th? Are there any particular prayers to be said as the candles are lighted? Are they different each night? Which renditions of the Hanukkah story do you like best? Thanks

, 16 years

Answers

  1. Personally my favorite rendition is the classic story – a band of unworldy Priests going to battle against the mightiest army of the day and being victorious only because of the courage and strength of the beliefs that one must be prepared to fight for the right to practice one’s Judaism. For me that is the most inspiring dimension of a story that is replete with fascinating and beautiful concepts.

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