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a jewish holiday celebrating the time when the jews didnt have enuff oil to light their lap, but then they were able to (im not jewish so i prolly got that wrong). well, it doesnt matter wat the story line is because its just like all holidays. now its only about the gifts.
even hanukah is corrupted wit greed now.
by gunslingergirlvy_c_e July 23, 2005
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Hokay, so. There was the regular set-up, right, with the opressive dictators and the valiant underdogs. So the valiant underdogs, the Maccabees (if that sounds familiar, there's a soccer club by that name) go and valiantly retake the Jewish Holy Temple (this was before it got detsroyed {again}). And to symbolise their success, after they clean it up and wipe the graffitti off the walls, they have to light the Menorah, big candlabra style thing. Only they have enough oil for ONE day, and it'll take eight for extra oil to arrive. But God intervenes, as per usual, and miraculously the one little jar of oil lasts eight days. This is probably because the little jar of oil was an underdog.

On Hannukka (or Hanuka, Hanukah, Chanuka, Chanukka, Channukka, etc - only holiday in the world nobody can agree on how to spell) all the Jews celebrate the miraculous Miracle by lighting a Hannukkia (like a Menorah, only with eight branch thingies) and giving all the kids bushels of presents. Also chocolate happens.
Yay, Hanukah's next week, I think my Gran's gonna give me a new mobile!
by Maggie Bloome August 18, 2005
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Honey, would you please go to the supermarket and bring me some hanukahs? I wanna make some french fries for dinner.
by hanukah lover December 23, 2012
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