Is December 17 2014 Part Of A Jewish Celebration?
The following is a collection of holidays, commemorations, observations and celebrations for the Jewish community during Wednesday, 2014-12-17. For more information on the equivalence of dates in the Hebrew calendar and other calendars, please see Hebrew Calendar 5774.
Hanukkah: [judaism] Hanukkah also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar.