Hanukkah Decorations

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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164 years B.C.E., the Jewish people took back the temple of Jerusalem which the ancient Greeks had filled with pagan symbols and statues of Zeus. For years, King Antiochus Epiphanes had demanded that the Jewish people give up their religion, and pray to the Greek gods instead. A small group of Jewish rebels, led by Judah Maccabee and his brothers, fought to drive the Greco-Syrians out of their homeland.

Amazingly, this band of Jewish rebels was successful. They drove the Greeks away, and took back their temple. The Greeks had only left enough oil to burn the lamps in the temple for a single day. However, according to Jewish tradition, a miracle took place, and a one-day supply of oil burned for eight days.

Celebrating with Hanukkah Decorations

Today, Jewish families light candles, spin dreidels, and set out menorahs as part of the celebration of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. It is a favorite holiday, particularly among Jewish children. Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days and nights.

Each night, for eight nights, families light a new candle in their menorahs. This is a wonderful, peaceful and sacred tradition. You owe it to yourself and your family to own a menorah you absolutely love. Such a wonderful tradition demands wonderful Hanukkah decorations, including beautiful menorahs. Fortunately, it's easiest to find incredible and unique menorahs and dreidels over the Internet. Artists are inspired by the intriguing task of creating a menorah all their own, which has led to the creation of some truly amazing menorahs.

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