Young children lighting the candles on a Menorah in the dark for Hanukkah

Hanukkah – A Season of Miracles

Hanukkah is one of the most joyous festivals of the Jewish calendar. Discover more about this celebration of God’s wondrous miracles and the many important lessons Hanukkah has for both Christians and Jews through our rich resources.

The Story of Hanukkah

President and CEO Yael Eckstein tells the story of Hanukkah and how Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the Greek/Syrian forces of King Antiochus.

What Is Hanukkah?

The joyous festival of Hanukkah begins on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev. Discover the spiritual lessons of this special holiday in this Bible study.

Recipes for Hanukkah

On Hanukkah, it is traditional to eat foods made with oil, particularly olive oil, in commemoration of the miracle of the menorah. When the Jews reached the Temple, they only found one jar of olive oil, enough to keep the eternal flame of the menorah lit for one day.  In faith, they lit the menorah, and miraculously, the flame lasted for eight nights until more pure oil could be found.

Celebrating Hanukkah

The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah celebrates two miracles— a great Jewish military victory and a miraculous spiritual victory in the Temple.

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