Jewish holiday of Hannukah begins

December 21, 2008 2:07:22 PM PST
Sundown this evening marks the start of Hannukah, the eight-day Jewish holiday that commemorates a military victory over the Greeks. And people across the country are dusting off their Menorahs in preparation.

Hanukkah celebrates the Maccabees victory over the Greeks and the rededication of the Holy Temple and altar as told in the Book of Maccabees.

Lighting the menorah symbolizes the oil that burned in the Holy Temple days longer than expected.

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