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Hanukkah and Christmas

Christmas. Hanukkah. Which takes precedence? Can you do both? Can you not do both? The December dilemma is one of the biggest issues many intermarried families face. Learn how to conquer the conflict with our wide range of articles, resources and links.

 

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  • Hanukkah lasts 8 days, and starts the evening of December 16, 2014; and December 6, 2015.
     
 Booklet

Hanukkah

Explaining the customs, rituals, history, foods and more, this booklet will be a popular reference for all families this winter.
 
 Kids
Book coverThere are many great books to read with your kids and grandkids before and during Hanukkah. Check out our reviews:
      
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 Quick Reference
   
  Guide
GuideOur Guide to Hanukkah for Interfaith Families includes history, observances, symbols, food and recipes, and more. And last year, we created a Guide to Thanksgivukkah with practical advice.
 
     
 Further reading
   
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Looking to share ideas and stories about Hanukkah or your family's December dilemma with others?

     
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Hanukkah (known by many spellings) is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd Century BCE. It is marked by the lighting of a menorah and the eating of fried foods.
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