Chanukah begins at sundown tonight, Thurs., Dec. 21.
It celebrates the events that occurred more than 2,300 years ago in the land of Judea, now known as Israel. Chanukah is a celebration of the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrians.
Following their victory, the Maccabees went to the temple in Jersusalem, which had been desecrated by the Syrians.
After restoring the temple to its previous condition, the Maccabees wanted to light the eternal light, known as the N’er Tami...
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