Hanukkah — A Season of Miracles
What is Hanukkah? This Jewish holiday is one of the most joyous festivals of the Jewish calendar. Discover more about what is Hanukkah and this celebration of God’s wondrous miracles and the many important lessons Hanukkah has for both Christians and Jews through our rich resources of studies, podcasts, videos, devotionals, and recipes of traditional foods for the Jewish holiday.
Explore the deeper meaning behind Hanukkah, also know as the Festival of Lights, by reading about this joyous festival from Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein's book, How Firm a Foundation, listening to podcasts from Rabbi Eckstein's Holy Land Moments broadcast, or watching videos from Rabbi Eckstein's teachings on this holiday.
Find out how Hanukkah
is celebrated by the Jewish people throughout the world by listening to a podcast about "Celebrating Hanukkah in Israel," reading a selection from Yael's book, Holy Land Reflections,
or an overview bulletin on this joyous festival.
Expand your understanding of the Hanukkah
celebration and its significance not only to the Jewish faith, but also to the Christian faith, through a Bible Study, an overview and video teaching about the history of the menorah, and Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein's devotional guide to Hanukkah
with spiritual insights and encouragement during this season of lights and miracles.
, 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.