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Chanukah

also Chanukkah, "eight-day Jewish festival in commemoration of the purification of the Temple in Jerusalem in 165 B.C.E.," 1891, from Hebrew hanukkah "consecration."

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Definitions of Chanukah

Chanukah (n.)
(Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC;
Synonyms: Hanukkah / Hanukah / Hannukah / Chanukkah / Channukah / Channukkah / Festival of Lights / Feast of Lights / Feast of Dedication / Feast of the Dedication
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