Jewish Americans plan to celebrate Hanukkah with smaller-than-usual amid coronavirus

American Jews of various religious denominations are celebrating Hanukkah with smaller than usual congregations this year, hoping to keep the weekend safe, but are still happy with the rise in coronavirus cases across the United States.

The eight-day holiday that begins on Thursday evening, also known as the Jewish Festival of Lights, honors the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century BC. After the victory over the Syrians. It is celebrated with the night lighting of a branching chandelier called the Menorah, and it usually falls in December, but sometimes in late November.


10 Dec 2020

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