Channukah

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Channukah

חנכה‎

Channukah (various English spellings) - The name Channukah derives from the Hebrew verb hanukh meaning "to dedicate".  This refers to the 165 BCE rededication of the Holy Temple in Yerushalayim after the Maccabeean revolution against the Seleucid [Greek] empire and their attempt to Hellenize the Jews.  Pronounced KHAH new kah.

 

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