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The Lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah – UAB Pastoral Care

Staff Chaplain Michael Horwitz

Staff Chaplain Michael Horwitz

Who:  Everyone is invited

What:  Learning about Hannukkah

When:  Monday Dec. 7th, 2015 8:15PM

Where: North Pavilion, Second Floor Atrium

Join Chaplain G. Michael Horwitz for an informal gathering to witness the lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah for the 2nd night of Hanukkah.

This event is open to all employees, guests, families, and patients. The event will have driedels, games, singing, holiday “schtick”, and educational information about the Jewish Festival of Lights, known as Hanukkah.

Click here for Hanukkah Video Michael Horwitz 2015

Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of King Antiochus Epiphanes IV of Syria in 165 B.C.E.

Legend has it that a small amount of oil, when used to relight the menorah in the Temple, miraculously lasted for 8 days. Hanukkah means “dedication” and marks the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem following its destruction by the Syrians.

Jews throughout the world celebrate Hanukkah for 8 days, beginning the eve leading into the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev.

This year Hanukkah is observed beginning at sundown Dec. 6th through sundown Dec. 14th.

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