Jewish Law

How significant is Hanukkah to Jewish religion?

According to Jewish law, Hanukkah is one of the less important Jewish holidays.

True or false?

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Earl J. Heinrich December 28, 2011 at 11:04 PM
Hannukah is a late addition to the Jewish festivals, not appearing in the Mosaic Laws or other early writings, as it commemorates an event from the Hellenistic period recorded in the books of Macabees (and Josephus) when Jerusalem was beseiged by the Greek king of Syria.
Caitlin Burgess December 29, 2011 at 11:01 PM
Thanks for the background Earl. And the answer is: True.


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