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Hanakkuh, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins

Jewish Religious Celebration, iconic image
12/24/1864
The Festival of Lights, commemorating the miraculous burning of the lamps during the reconsecration of the Temple after its liberation from the Greeks, began its eight day celebration in the Jewish community across the United States.  (By John Osborne)

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