A Yontif a Sheyner! Hanukkah Begins Sunset Saturday

Photo: A menorah. 

Hanukkah, the Jewish observance celebrating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt, begins on sunset tonight, Saturday, Dec. 24, with the lighting of the first candle on the nine-branch menorah, continuing through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. 

It is also a time for playing dreidel, collecting Chanukkah gelt and eating oil-based foods such as jelly doughnuts and latkes.

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