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The Meaning of Hanukkah


Does Hanukkah have anything to do with you?

Hanukkah is a popular Jewish holiday, usually celebrated in December. Because of its proximity to Christmas, some people assume that it is a Jewish version of Christmas. And indeed, both holidays often involve gift-giving to children. But Hanukkah is a unique holiday that celebrates a special miracle of salvation to the Jewish people. And its messages can resonate deeply to Christians as well.

Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jew who has devoted her life to reaching out to Christians all over the world to bless Israel, shares the history and meaning of Hanukkah with her Christian friends, even as Kimberly Troup, Christian Zionist director of CFOIC Heartland’s US office, and Tommy Waller, Christian Zionist director of HaYovel, share their understanding of Hanukkah, including a mention of the holiday in the Christian Scriptures!

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Episode 20: The Meaning of Hanukkah

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Hanukkah is being celebrated by Jews all over the world today! The eight-day holiday provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate children and educate them about G-d’s miracles. You too can provide a miracle to a child in Judea and Samaria!