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What does the name Hanukkah mean?

The name "Hanukkah" derives from the Hebrew verb "???‎", meaning "to dedicate". On Hanukkah, the Maccabean Jews regained control of Jerusalem and rededicated the Temple.

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In this regard, what does Hanukkah symbolize?

The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates 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.

Secondly, what is the English name for Hanukkah? Hanukkah. Hanukkah, (Hebrew: “Dedication”)also spelled ?anukka, Chanukah, or Chanukkah, also called Feast of Dedication, Festival of Lights, or Feast of the Maccabees, Jewish festival that begins on Kislev 25 (in December, according to the Gregorian calendar) and is celebrated for eight days.

Simply so, what does Hannaka mean?

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday which celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the larger Syrian army. The Hebrew word hanukkah means rededication. The hanukiah (or hanukkah menorah) is a candle holder, an important Hanukkah symbol.

How is Hanukkah pronounced?

The word Hanukkah is always spelled the same in Hebrew and is pronounced with a 'het' sound at the beginning similar to the Scottish 'loch' sound. It may make you sound like you are trying to get something out of your throat but this means you are doing it right.

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