Published 11/19 2009 07:04AM

Updated 11/27 2009 02:23AM

Han2007-12-03-1196713495.jpgHanukkah (Hebrew: ?????‎, also spelled Chanukah), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holidayKislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may fall anytime from late November to late December. It celebrates the re-kindling of the Temple menorah at the time of the Maccabee rebellion.

The festival is observed in Jewish homes by the kindling of lights on each night of the holiday: one on the first night, two on the second, and so on.

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