Hanukkah, or the Jewish festival of lights, is celebrated around the world in testimony of when Judah and the Maccabees reclaimed the Jerusalem temple around 165 B.C. According to the Talmud, when Judah went to light the Menorah, there was only enough oil for one night; however, the candles flickered for eight nights, which the Jews perceived as a miracle. The word "Hanukkah" in Hebrew translates to "dedication."
PHOTO GALLERY: The eight days of Hanukkah
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