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Jews Worldwide Mark Beginning of Hanukkah

Jews around the world are lighting candles, spinning dreidels, and eating traditional potato pancakes as they welcome Hanukkah. The eight-day long Festival of Lights marks the re-dedication of the temple of Jerusalem in the second century BC, after Jewish guerillas defeated the armies of tyrannical Syrian and Greek rulers. Every night over the next eight days, another candle is lit on the menorah - symbolizing the miracle of a tiny bit of oil keeping the candles burning in the temple...

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