On the Festival of Lights, it is customary to light nine candles; the first symbolizing God's command in creation, the second symbolizing the divine light of the Torah, the third symbolizing justice, the fourth symbolizing mercy, the fifth symbolizing holiness, the sixth symbolizing love, the seventh symbolizing patience, the eighth symbolizing the ritual of the last day, and the ninth main candle being the shamash. This festival celebrates the Temple of Jerusalem being saved from the hands of the Hellenes and reassigned to one god.
This year, the Jewish holiday, which is seen as a significant symbol by both Christians and Jews, is coinciding with Thanksgiving Day.
It is symbolized by a nine-branched candlestick called the hanukkah. the oil lamp or candle in the middle is used to light the others. The first candle or oil lamp is lit on the first night. then eight candles or oil lamps are lit together on the last night, increasing by one each night. It is believed that the lit candle or oil lamp in Hanukkah gives courage and hope to all people.
The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is celebrated in memory of the reclaiming of their holy temple from the ancient Greeks in 164. It is said that when the temple was reclaimed, there was only enough oil in the lamp to last for one day, yet it miraculously burned for eight days. This is why Jews light a candle in the menorah on each of the eight days of the festival.
The starting dates for the coming years are as follows: December 4, 2007; December 21, 2008; December 11, 2009; December 1, 2010; December 20, 2011; December 8, 2012; November 27, 2013; December 16, 2014; December 6, 2015; after sunset.
Wishing a joyous Hanukkah to the Turkish Jewish community, one of the most treasured values of our country. December is made even more special with this holiday.
jewish holiday I congratulate the holiday of our Jewish citizens. Tonight, the first candle of Hanukkah will be lit. If there is a Jewish friend who forgot, be prepared. And we often forget how the Eid prayer is performed, from that point of view.
The celebration of Purim lasts from the 25th of Kislev to the 3rd of Tevet, reminding us that December is coming. Hanukkah and the spinning of the dreidel (Sevivon) are also associated with this time of year.