Tag Archives: Chanukah
Hanukkah is the most common spelling nowadays, but it can also be spelled Chanukah because the Hebrew and Latin alphabets don’t always have matching sounds. Both are correct.
In 168 BC, the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem was seized by Syrian-Greek soldiers and dedicated to the pagan god Zeus. The following year, the Syrian-Greek emperor Antiochus Epiphanes outlawed Judaism and decreed that Jews were to worship Greek gods. This resulted in a rebellion led by Judah Maccabee, and in 165 BC, the rebels (known […]