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Hanukkah confusion | Worship


Last updated 12/10/2020 at 3:38pm

Despite being one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays, understanding why we celebrate Hanukkah can be confusing.

First, there is the common misperception that Hanukkah is the Jewish Christmas (it’s not in any way, shape, or form) although you can’t really blame somebody for thinking that given how the advertising world presents it.

Then, knowing when to celebrate Hanukkah can be fuzzy as the date differs widely year to year. Although most often it occurs entirely in December, Hanukkah can start as early as Nov. 27 and end as late as Jan. 3. This year Hanukkah starts at sunse...

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