COLUMBIA — Hanukkah begins this year at sundown Friday and continues until sundown eight days later. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after the Jews, known as the “Maccabees,” drove the Syrians out of Judea. When the Temple was rededicated, there was only a day’s supply of oil in the menorah, but it miraculously burned for eight days until more olive oil could be obtained.
Symbols tell stories of Hanukkah
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