Question of the Week: Why do Jews eat foods cooked in oil on Chanukah?

Q: Why do Jews eat foods cooked in oil on Chanukah? A: Click here for the answer. The IFLC would like to help foster our understanding of one another by using our newsletter as a forum for you to ask these questions. We want to share your questions anonymously within the framework of our newsletter where religious… Read More

Why is Chanukah Eight Nights?

From The Jewish Home: A Guide for Jewish Living, by Rabbi Daniel B. Syme The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication” and refers to the joyous eight-day celebration through which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 BCE and the subsequent liberation and “rededication” of the Temple in Jerusalem.… Read More