Hanukkah and Christmas

Is Hanukkah the Jewish Christmas?

Hanukkah bears no relation to Christmas except that it also happens to fall in mid-winter.

What is the Origin of Hanukkah?

The popular holiday isn't mentioned in the Bible and is barely addressed in the Talmud.

The Most Important Hanukkah Traditions

You can celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights by lighting the menorah, eating fried foods, and spinning dreidels.

How Are Hanukkah and Christmas Different?

Both are widely observed gift-giving holidays that fall in December, but the similarities stop there.

What Eastern European Jews Did on Christmas

A day to play games and avoid Torah study.