Hanukkah definition

  • noun:
    • Judaism An eight-day event starting from the 25th day's Kislev, commemorating the victory in 165 B.C. associated with the Maccabees over Antiochus Epiphanes (c. 215-164 B.C.) and rededication associated with the Temple at Jerusalem. Also referred to as Feast of Dedication, Feast of Lights.
    • (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of this Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC
  • proper-noun:
    • A Jewish eight-day festival starting in the 25th day's Kislev, that commemorates the rededication associated with the temple in Jerusalem after the triumph associated with the Maccabees on the Greek Syrians.

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