Did Jesus Celebrate Hanukkah?

Yes, He did! Though Hanukkah is not one of the 7 major Jewish feasts enacted in ancient Jewish law and tradition (Leviticus 23), Jesus and His family were definitely in Jerusalem at the time of Hanukkah, according to John 10:22-23. In fact, it was there, in that setting, that Jesus confirmed His deity! Hanukkah is …

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Hanukkah or Christmas…Which Should We Observe?

The Jewish festival of Hanukkah started last night at sundown and will be celebrated for 8 days. It is a joyous celebration commemorating the miraculous provision of oil necessary for the menorah in the Temple once it was restored and rededicated after desecration. As Christians, the Jewish feasts and festivals reveal much about the Jewish …

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6 Things Christians Should Know about Hanukkah

To all my Jewish friends, Happy Hanukkah! To all my Gentile friends, let me explain. At sundown this evening, Jews around the world will begin the 8-day celebration of Hanukkah. It is a most joyous time! A few years ago I had the privilege of being in Jerusalem as Hanukkah commenced, and I must say, …

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Guardian Angels Now Patrolling Crown Heights and Standing up for Jews!

(Photo credit: NBC News) Following the vicious attack on Jews celebrating Hanukkah in New York, some are taking a stand on behalf of the Jewish community in NYC. One group taking dramatic action are the Guardian Angels, committed to protecting an area inhabited by Jews. There is reportedly not a single Jewish person in the …

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