Happy Hanukah with love, from Amightywind Ministry!nn,nn,Hanukah dates: Sunset December 20 throughnn,Sunset December 28, 2011nn,nn,http://www.amightywind.com/hanukkah/hanukkah.htmnn,nn,Salvation Prayer video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O83i1SKNM18&feature=channel_video_titlenn,nn,Happy Hanukkah!nn,nn,Chanukah–also spelled Hanukkah. Hanukkah–means “dedication” and is also referred to as “The Festival of Lights”, is a Jewish festival which begins on the Hebrew date of the 25th of Kislev and lasts eight days, through the 2nd of Tevet. This year that corresponds to Sunset December 20 through Sunset December 28, 2011 nn,nn,nn,Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Maccabees (led by Judah) over the Hellenistic Syrians in a revolt that took place around 165 BCE (note: Jews use BCE–Before the Common Era and CE–the Common Era instead of BC and AD). nn,nn,The victory in itself was considered a miracle, but Jewish legend gives an additional explanation for Chanukah rituals, explained below. Once the Temple Mount in Jerusalem had been reclaimed, the Temple had to be rededicated. According to legend, only one jar of sacramental oil was found, enough for one day. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days, thus the eight days of Chanukah. nn,nn,The most important Chanukah ritual is the candle lighting. Jews light candles in a special candleholder called a “menorah” or a “hanukkiah”. Each night, one more candle is added. The middle candle, called the “shamash”, is used to light each of the other candles and it is lit every night. Therefore, on the first night of Chanukah, two candles are lit (the shamash and the candle for the first night) and on the last night, there are nine lit candles.