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Unlocking Hanukkah: A Cheat Sheet

If you’re looking for easy to access information and quick facts about Hanukkah, this cheat sheet is all you need. Most people want a simplified answer that fully explains the significance of this holiday. In short, Hanukkah is a minor but very festive Jewish holiday that is celebrated by people around the world.

The holiday is all about the triumph of the weak over the mighty, the light over the darkness and the success of the underdog. You can read more about the Hanukkah story in our Guide.


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