The Hebrew name of the Festival of Lights literally means "dedication."
The origins of this common name for the December holiday go back to the first century.
The popular holiday isn't mentioned in the Bible and is barely addressed in the Talmud.
The story of the Jewish revolt against Antiochus is contained in the Books of Maccabees, but these are not considered part of the biblical canon.
Both the holidays when this prayer is recited are marked by courageous human action in making space for the miraculous.
See where the events described in the Hanukkah story are believed to have occurred and what they look like now.
These delicious pancakes celebrate the miracle of the oil — but potatoes are a relatively newfangled tradition.
Green tips for the Festival of Lights.
Our video shows you exactly how to make them crispy and golden.
Where to find recordings and lyrics for classic (and modern) Hanukkah songs.
How much do you know about the Festival of Lights?
The iconic Hanukkah game.