Jewish Feasts

FAQ: What Is Hanukkah?

Judas Maccabeus "liberated the Temple in 165 B.C. They immediately repaired the damage the pagans did to its sacred furnishings, destroyed and rebuilt its desecrated altar, and rededicated the Temple to the worship of God (Yahweh). A tradition emerged that they found only one container of olive oil not contaminated by the pagans, enough to burn for one day. However, the flame miraculously gave its light for eight days." - Acton

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Thousands of Evangelical pilgrims mark Feast of Tabernacles in Ein Gedi

"Thousands of Evangelical Christian pilgrims from dozens of countries gathered at the Ein Gedi oasis near the Dead Sea on Friday night for the opening of the Feast of Tabernacles, the Christian term for the weeklong Jewish holiday of Sukkot." Times of Israel

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