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Solidarity in the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah

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We are about to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, also known as the festival of lights. On this holiday we Jews light a different candle for eight consecutive nights. On the first night a candle is lit, on the second night two are lit and so on until the last night when all the candles of the chandelier – hanukkiah in Hebrew – are lit.

On Hanukkah we commemorate the miracle of light. In the II century A.E.C. the Greek regime forbade Jews to observe their religion and study the Torah. The Jewish Maccabees fought back and managed to win over the great Greek army, which had destroyed and vandalized the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. When........

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