Hanukkah is also referred to as the Jewish Competition of Lights (Image: Getty Photographs)
At this time marks the beginning of Hanukkah, an eight-day vacation celebrated by thousands and thousands of Jews worldwide.
The vacation, also referred to as the Jewish Competition of Lights, celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabees revolted towards the Seleucid Empire.
Although you might be separated from Jewish buddies and colleagues as a result of tier lockdown, you’ll be able to nonetheless want them a contented Hanukkah by name or textual content.
Listed here are some greetings you’ll be able to ship to your family members this festive season.
How do you would like somebody a contented Hanukkah in Hebrew?
A easy ‘Completely happy Hanukkah’ in your native language could be enormously appreciated, however if you wish to give Hebrew (the language used for Jewish prayer and examine) then attempt ‘Hanukkah Sameach!’ which suggests ‘Completely happy Hanukkah!’.
There’s additionally ‘Chag Sameach!’ which is a regular greeting used on all Jewish festivals, which merely means ‘pleased vacation!’.
Jewish individuals will mild their menora for Hanukkah (Image: Getty)
Alternatively, if you wish to actually impress your Jewish buddies and colleagues, you might additionally say ‘Chag Urim Sameach!’, which means ‘Completely happy Lights Competition!’.
When is Hanukkah 2020?
Hanukkah kicks of this night (December 10), and can final for eight days.
The day Hanukkah begins adjustments barely yearly – although it’s often close to the center of December.
Every year, Hanukkah begins on the twenty fifth day of Kislev, which is the ninth month of the Jewish calendar. It ends on the second day of Tevet, which is the tenth month of the Jewish calendar.
The eight days is critical, as Judas Maccabeus discovered a jar of oil within the Second Temple of Jerusalem that solely had sufficient to burn for sooner or later. Nevertheless, it miraculously burned for eight complete days.
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