Each night of The holiday which celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem following its conquest by the Syrians in 165 BCE. The holiday is celebrated by lighting candles in a hanukiyah oon each of eight nights. Other customs include the eating of fried foods such as latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (jelly donuts), playing dreidl (a gambling game with a spinning top), and, in present day America, gift giving., we add a candle to the hanukkiah we place in the window of our homes. It is lovely to watch the light increase and push against the darkness of the winter nights. The The rabbinic compendium of lore and legend composed between 200 and 500 CE. Study of the Talmud is the focus of rabbinic scholarship. The Talmud has two versions, the main Babylonian version (Bavli) and the smaller Jerusalem version (Yerushalmi). It is written in Rabbinic Hebrew and Aramaic. teaches that by adding candles we are increasing the holiness in the world; in this section of Ritualwell we offer a variety of ways to increase the beauty and awe your candle lighting brings to your home and the world.
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