Hanukkah – 5779 (2018)

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Should Christians Observe Hanukkah?

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Today we’re going to focus on the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. We’re going to learn a lot about Hanukkah. I’ve entitled this teaching “Should Christians Observe Hanukkah?” By the end of today’s lesson, I hope that you will agree with me that the answer is a resounding, YES!!

What is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is an annual festival celebrated on eight successive days, during which no eulogies are delivered, nor is fasting permitted. It begins on the 25th day of Kislev, the third month of the Jewish calendar, corresponding, approximately, to December in the Gregorian calendar. This year (2018), Hanukkah starts at sundown on December 2nd. Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, and Feast of the Maccabees.

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