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Hanukkah Begins Today

hanukaAt sunset today, Jews all over the world will begin the celebration of Hanukkah, the festival of light, which lasts for eight days. Hanukkah is a celebration of the victory of the Jewish Maccabees over the pagan Hellenistic-Assyrian Army, as well as a dedication to the second temple that was desecrated during the Hellenistic-Assyrian occupation of Jerusalem. This holiday is celebrated in synagogues and homes and is marked with services, the bringing together of families and the lighting of candles on a Menorah.

On this occasion, Sarajevo Times wishes members of the Jewish Community in B&H a Happy Hanukah celebration!

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