Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights, is an eight day Jewish holiday that commemorates the Maccabees’ successful fight for freedom from the Greek-Syrians. This holiday is celebrated by lighting a nine branched menorah in honor of the menorah that stayed lit in Jerusalem for eight days when there was only enough oil for one. During the eight days of Hanukkah, families and friends gather to celebrate, exchange gifts and play traditional games. The traditional foods for Hanukkah are fried in oil to commemorate the miracle of the oil that the Maccabees performed. It is a time of celebration, reflecting on the enduring power of freedom and faith. Whether you are a Jew or not, Hanukkah is a great opportunity to bring people together and make wonderful memories.
1) What does the word "Hanukkah" mean?
2) What kind of oil was used for the menorah in the Second Temple of Jerusalem?
3) What is the eighth night of Hanukkah traditionally known as?
4) How many candles are on a traditional menorah?
5) What is the name of the traditional Hanukkah cookie?
6) What is the Hebrew word for the game of dreidel?
7) How many sides does a traditional dreidel have?
8) What Jewish religious holiday is celebrated on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev?
9) What is the name of the Maccabean revolt?
10) What is the primary reason for celebrating the festival of Hanukkah?
11) How did the miracle of the oil take place?
12) How many Maccabees were part of the revolt?
13) What is the traditional holiday gift among Jewish families during Hanukkah?
14) On what day of Hanukkah is the menorah lit?
15) What is the name of the traditional Hanukkah song?
16) What are the menorah candles lit with?
17) What is the name of the traditional Hanukkah food?
18) What is the traditional Hanukkah food served with?
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