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November 28th marks the start of this Jewish eight-day, Festival of Lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers, and traditional fried foods. Central to the holiday is the lighting of the menorah, pictured, to which one candle is added on each night of the holiday until it is ablaze with light on the eighth night. The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication” (also spelled Hanukkah). Hanukkah Sameach to those families who celebrate Hanukkah.