What is Hanukkah?
What do they celebrate?
Celebrates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt
Celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional food, games and gifts
- On each of the holiday's eight nights, another candle is added to the menorah after sundown
- The ninth candle, called the shamash, which means "helper", is used to light the other candles
What games do they play?
- Four-sided spinning tops called dreidels
- Used as a game piece in the dreidel game