What is Hanukkah? The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and this holiday commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. … Hanukkah begins on the 25th day of Kislev, the 9th month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year.
What does the Hebrew word Hanukkah or Chanukah mean?
Hanukkah. Dreidels, hanukkiah and sufganiyot. Official name. Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה or חֲנוּכָּה English translation: “Establishing” or “Dedication” (of the Temple in Jerusalem)
Is Hanukkah in the Hebrew Bible?
Though it is 2,200 years old, Hanukkah is one of Judaism’s newest holidays, an annual Jewish celebration that does not even appear in the Hebrew Bible.
What are Hanukkah symbols?
The most famous symbol of Hanukkah is the hanukkiah, the nine-branched candelabra which is lit each night, and can often be seen in house windows. Hanukkah celebrations are centred around lighting the hanukkiah, and families will gather to light the candles together.
What are the 3 Hanukkah prayers?
On the first night of Hanukkah, a third prayer is said, “Baruch atah adonai eloheinu melech ha’olam, shehecheyanu, v’kiyimanu, v’higiyanu lazman hazeh.” This translates to “Praised are you, our God, ruler of the universe, who has given us life and sustained us and enabled us to reach this season.”
What are the two Hanukkah prayers?
“Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, shehecheyanu v’kiy’manu v’higiyanu laz’man hazeh.” Translation: “Blessed are You, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.” On all other nights, only the first two prayers are said.
What are the Chanukah blessings?
On the first night of Hanukkah add this blessing: Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, shehecheyanu v-ki’y’manu v-higianu la-z’man ha-zeh. Blessed are you, Our God, Ruler of the Universe, for giving us life, for sustaining us, and for enabling us to reach this season.