This year the Jewish Holy day of Hanukkah overlaps the Christian Holy day of Christmas

Jimmy DeYoung

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JD: During this Hanukkah season there at the White House they had a Hanukkah party. Hanukkah and Christmas are close together on our calendar each year. Actually Hanukkah beginning on December 22nd going through December 30th, 8 days of Hanukkah and overlapping with Christmas time. We’ll have more on that in this program Prophecy Today when we come closer to that day. But many listeners David may not understand the background for this Jewish Feast. Can you give us a bit more information?

DJ: Well Hanukkah is a winter time Jewish festival that sometimes is called the Feast of Lights because each night there’s a menorah lighting in the home. Now this feast isn’t found in the log Moses but it does come in events found in I and II Maccabees of the Old Testament Apocrypha. Those books were included by the Jews of Alexandria but not the Jews of Israel.

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