“Dreidel” is the iconic Hanukkah game; the spinning top has four sides, each marked with a different Hebrew letter.
The events that inspired Hanukkah happened after the Torah was written; the Christian Gospel of John describes Jesus attending the “Festival of Dedication.”
Blue and white are the colors of the Israeli flag, but in the Torah God also tells Moses that Israelites should wear blue-dyed tassels on their white garments.
The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the rededication of the second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
A menorah was originally used in the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, and they now play a significant role in celebrating Hanukkah.
In 2001, President George W. Bush borrowed a 100-year-old Hanukkiah from the Jewish Museum in New York for the event.
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