Hanukkah

Introduction and origin –

Introduction and origin

Ḥanukka, Chanukah, or Chanukkah, also called Festival of Dedication, Festival of Lights, or Feast of the Maccabees is a Jewish festival that begins on Kislev 25 (in December, according to the Gregorian calendar) and is celebrated for eight days. Hanukkah confirms Jewish principles and commemorates especially the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by lighting candles on each day of the festival. Although not mentioned in the Hebrew Scriptures, Hanukkah became the most widely celebrated festival and is still one of the most popular Jewish religious Festival

Ways of Celebration-

Hanukkah, meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th day of September, usually in November or December in the Hebrew calendar. The holiday, also known as the Festival of Lights, is marked by menorah lighting, traditional food, games, and gifts.

Ways to wish on hanukkah-

  • Blessings to you through the joyous celebration of light.
  • Hanukkah greetings for peace, love and happiness.
  • I wish you to enjoy prosperity, love and laughter.
  • Invite Hanukkah Lights to Guide Your Life.
  • Let the light shine every day in your life.
  • Let us stand firm for God’s wonderful works.
  • Let your faith in the Lord be a beacon of light in your life.
  • May candles be your light of the road to happiness.
  • May the light of menorah give light and love.
  • May the light of menorah shine in your daily life.
  • May the love of the Lord fill the home of your heart with life.
  • May the miracle of light bring peace and happiness to your life.
  • May you be surrounded by family, friends, love, and abundance.
  • May you have more and love this holiday season.

Quotes about Hanukkah-

  • “The spirit of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is shared by all people who love freedom.”
    Norma Simon
  • A little bit of light dispels a lot of darkness.”
    —Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
  • “Still ours the dance, the feast, the glorious psalm; the mystic lights of emblem, and the word.”
    Emma Lazarus
  • “A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And see how its own light increases, as a candle gives its flame to the other. You are such a light.”
    Moshe Davis
  • “May we all be blessed with miracles wherever we need them.”
    Micaela Ezra
  • You can see religion as a battle, a holy war, in which you win a victory for your faith by force or fear. Or you can see it as a candle you light to drive away some of the darkness of the world. The difference is that the first sees other religions as the enemy. The second sees them as other candles, not threatening mine, but adding to the light we share. What Jews remembered from that victory over the Greeks twenty-two centuries ago was not a G-d of war but the God of light. And it’s only the G-d of light who can defeat the darkness in the human soul.”
    —Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z”
  • “This Chanukah, the menorah will once again see light. And as I and my family light it, we will say a special prayer in honor of those whose memories it represents. We will not let its lights go out again.”
    —Dr. Blair P. Grubb

 

Work-sheet

Q1. What is Hanukkah?

Q2. How you celebrate it?

Q3. Sujjest some gifts for Hanukkah.

Q4. Write down diary entry for Hanukkah