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Medieval Hanukkah – Jewish holidays

By |2017-08-24T11:55:10-07:00August 24th, 2017|Medieval, Religion|

Arch of Titus: Roman soldiers carry off the big menorah from the Second Temple in Jerusalem (70 AD, but the arch was built in the 80s AD) In 70 AD, after the First Jewish Revolt, the Roman emperor Titus destroyed the Second Temple. Titus plundered the menorah along with other treasures from the Temple. He brought it back to [...]

Dreidel project – Hanukkah games

By |2019-05-17T17:50:13-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, West Asia|

A Hanukkah dreidel How old is the dreidel game? Since the 1700s AD, people have often celebrated Hanukkah by playing the dreidel game. The first thing you need to play the dreidel game is a dreidel. It's better to buy a dreidel (you pronounce it DRAY-dell) because if you make your own it's very difficult to get [...]