Do you know about the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, a sense of tradition?
Hanukkah - is one of the most revered festivals of the Jews.He called for a simple holiday lights or candles.Probably all of us have seen the Jewish candlestick - Chanukiah eight candles( although there are not eight, and nine candles - one candle bulk of which are lit eight candles, symbolizing the eight days).
As read ancient Jewish wisdom:
A background of this holiday is the fact that in the ancient times, after the liberation of the Jews from the Greeks( 164 years BC), the Israelites went up to the Temple Mountin Jerusalem, his main shrine of Judaism.Earlier in this temple are constantly burning lamp - Menorah( seven horns).But it put out the invaders and profaned, as well as the entire stock of consecrated oil for this equipment.The priests purified the temple and Minoru, but found only a small amount of consecrated oil for him, which would be enough only for one day.When Minor was re-ignited, it burned not one day, and eight days.During this time, a sufficient amount of consecrated oil for Minors was produced.In honor of the miracle of Israel and created the Chanukah candles with the amount equal to the days during which Minor was eternal flame - eight horns.
Following tradition - Chanukia ignited sequentially, first one candle, the next day two, etc.
Hanukkah -.. Is a sacred holiday for Jews.During the eight days by lighting one candle after another in the Chanukah lights - there is a symbol of faith in God and to the miracle that happened because of him. .. In our time these days at the Israeli school holidays;Children receive gifts and money.
P. S. Hanukkah Dates - determined exclusively on the Jewish calendar.Starting with the 25th of Kislev and continuing for eight days to 2 or 3 Tevet.In 2014, according to the Gregorian beginning of the holiday it was on December 17 in 2015 - it will be December 7( more precisely on the night of 6th to 7th).
18 December 2016