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The Jews started the holiday of Hanukkah

December 15 2006
17:23

Today, Jews begin the holiday - Hanukkah. It is dedicated to the memory of the miracle: in these days adults remember, but most small children first learn how in 164 BC, the Maccabees liberated the Temple defiled by pagans, and the oil in a tiny oil lamp, contrary to all laws of nature, burned for eight days - the time sufficient for the new church consecration.

By nightfall from 15 to 23 December in the windows of houses, inhabited by religious Jews, Chanukah candles. The celebration of Hanukkah begins on the 25 th day of the month Kislev (may fall on the period from late November until late December). Tells Century

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