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What is Hanukah and how is it celebrated in Britain?

By Nathan Abrams, Professor of Film Studies, Bangor University
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The festive season is upon us with the start of the eight-day festival of Hanukah. What it is and how it is celebrated is not so well known in the UK, and in an attempt to make Jewish traditions more intelligible to the mainstream, we generally use Christian analogues. So, Purim is mardi gras, Passover is Easter, and you guessed it, Hanukah is Christmas.

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