Much more than the “Jewish alternative” to Christmas, Hanukkah, which means “dedication”, recalls a dark time in the history of our Jewish people, and our miraculous deliverance from that darkness. This eight-day holiday commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the army of Antiochus Epiphanes, a time when God preserved and protected his people through the heroic act of a small band of Jewish guerilla fighters.

It’s also a time to light the menorah (also called a hanukkiah), give gifts, sing songs and celebrate how God saved our people from destruction. For those of us who are Jewish believers in Jesus, the “festival of lights” reminds us that the spiritual deliverance we have is through Yeshua— the one who called himself “the Light of the world.”

Check out the features in this section to learn more.

Hanukkah Articles

Hanukkah: Is It Really a Minor Festival? by Susan Perlman
The Light of Two Faiths by Susan Perlman
Tough Jews: Hanukkah, Heroism and the Identity of the Messiah by Rich Robinson
Frieda Zuckerman’s Christmas by Frieda Zuckerman

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Hanukkah in 60 Seconds