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Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah in Metropolitan Detroit in 2022

 

December 22, 2022

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the liberation of Jerusalem from the occupation of Antiochus IV, king of the Seleucid Empire in 165 BCE. There are many traditions surrounding the holiday, including gift giving, eating fried foods, listening to music and playing with dreidels. These traditions are part of why the holiday ...

'Chanukah' means dedication, and it refers to the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. It's called the 'Festival of Lights' because the central symbol of the festival is the menorah, the seven-branched candelabrum that stood in the Temple.

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