Jewish families like mine are scrambling to get ready for Channukah, the festival of lights. There are presents to buy, latkes to fry and menorahs to polish. Although Channukah is a favorite holiday of my people, and gets a good deal of mainstream attention, there is still some confusion about this eight-day celebration.
Why is it eight days?
Is this the “Jewish Christmas?”
Who’s this “Maccabee” guy?
To shine a light on this Jewish festival, here are the top eight things to know about Channukah Continue reading