What is Hanukkah?

What is Hanukkah and why is it Celebrated?

 Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday lasting eight days and honoring the rededication of the holy Temple of Jerusalem after the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks more than 2,000 years ago. Hanukkah (occasionally spelled Chanukkah) is Hebrew for “dedication.” Why do people celebrate Hanukkah? Antiochus, a…