Image: A chanukiot, or menorah, on Night #4 of Chanukah. Art by Rabbi Adar.
Chanukah begins this year (2017) at sundown on December 12.
If you are worried about spelling Chanukah properly, don’t. All the transliterations in the title of this post are fine – in fact, anything that will communicate the Hebrew word for “Dedication” works fine.
Here’s the proper spelling of the word:
I was all set to write a series of how-to posts about Chanukah, but when I looked to see what else was available, I realized there was no way I could best the offerings on MyJewishLearning.com. So here are some links to great Chanukah how-tos:
Chanukah 101 (The Basics!)
I hope these meet your needs for basic Chanukah materials! Now some goodies from past years:
Chanukah Videos! (Music, silliness, fun, laughter. It’s good for you.)
The Evolution of Chanukah – How did it get to be such a big deal?