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Myth or Fact: The Hanukkah Edition

Can you tell which of these statements about Hanukkah are myths, and which are facts?



Question 1. It's traditional to play gambling games on Hanukkah.
 Myth
 Fact

 

Question 2. Hanukkah candles must be lit from right to left.
 Myth
 Fact

 

Question 3. The Maccabees fought against elephants.
 Myth
 Fact

 

Question 4. You must give a gift on every night of Hanukkah.
 Myth
 Fact

 

Question 5. Fried hamantaschen are a Hanukkah delicacy.
 Myth
 Fact