Chanukah (also spelled Hanukkah/Chanukkah – plus any way you wish), meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “re-dedication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Hanukkah centers around the lighting of the chanukiah, a special menorah for Chanukah; unique foods, latkes and jelly doughnuts; and special songs and games.
Chanukah at TDD
Chanukah begins on Sunday evening, December 18. The last (8th) night is Sunday, December 25.