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Hanukkah is a Jewish festival that commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after it was desecrated by the Syrian-Greek ruler Antiochus Epiphanes in the 2nd century BCE. The Maccabean revolt led by Judah Maccabee and his brothers resulted in the liberation of Jerusalem and the Temple's rededication. The eight-day festival is also known as the Feast of Dedication and is observed by lighting a candle on a menorah each night for eight days. For Messianic Jews, Hanukkah has additional significance as it is believed to point towards the coming of Jesus as the Light of the World. Jesus attended the Feast of Dedication in John 10:22-23, where he declared himself to be the Messiah. The miracle of the oil that lasted for eight days is also seen as a symbol of the Holy Spirit, the miracle-working power of God that empowers believers to overcome darkness and evil. During Hanukkah, traditional Jewish foods like latkes (potato pancakes), doughnuts, and chocolate coins are eaten, symbolizing the miracle of the oil. It is also a time of gift-giving, playing games like dreidel, and spending time with family and friends. Overall, Hanukkah is a time to remember God's faithfulness and miraculous provision in the face of oppression and persecution.”

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Hanukkah - Feast of Dedication

Isaiah 60;1  Arise and shine for your light (revelation) has come, and the glory of the Adonai shall be seen upon you.

Isaiah 9: 1 The people walking in darkness will see a great light. Upon those dwelling in the land of the shadow of death, light will shine (TLV)