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Faith, pride symbolized in Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights

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On the 25th day of Kislev, Jews around the world will light a candle to rededicate their faith in God and in themselves, symbolically relighting their souls as well. The observance lasts eight days and is known as Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights. It commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BC. The holiday follows the lunar calendar and begins on ...


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