These Thoughtful Hanukkah Gifts Will Make For An Extra Festive Festival Of Lights – msnNOW

Posted By on November 6, 2021

Put on your yarmulke, it's time to celebrate Hanukkah! Or, if you don't partake in the Jewish festival of lights, it's time to get a gift for your friends and/or family who do, because the date is arriving soon. This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of November 28 and ends in the evening of December 6, 2021.

And...ICYMI, Hanukkah is not the Jewish version of Christmasyes, gifts are exchanged over the course of eight nights, but it's really all about the oil. The holiday commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the second century B.C. when the Maccabees, led by Judah Maccabee, revolted against their Greek-Syrian oppressors. After Judah Maccabee and the other Jews won the battle and rededicated the Second Temple, they witnessed what they believed to be a miracle, according to the Talmud.

They only had enough untainted olive oil to keep the menorahs candles burning for one day, but the flames lasted for eight nights, giving them enough time to renew their supply. That's why traditionaland deliciousHanukkah foods, such as potato latkes, are fried in oil.

Hanukkah is all about tradition, but that doesn't mean the gift you give has to reflect the holiday or Judaism. Plenty of your Jewish friends will appreciate receiving a fun, thoughtful, and unique secular gift that's relevant to their interests or hobbies, like this Hanukkah-scented candle or even some buttery soft joggers.

Everyone will love any gift you choose from this vetted list. As long as there's thought and love that goes in to your choice, you'll be able to give them a meaningful gift easily.

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