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Hanukkah Trivia

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  • According to the English lyrics of 'The Dreidel Song' which children sing at Hanukkah, out of what material is a dreidel made?
    Clay
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  • Christmas is often associated with colors such as red and green, while Hanukkah is usually identified by what 2 colors?
    Blue and white.
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  • The best part of Jewish holidays is often the food! To celebrate the "miracle of oil", fried potato pancakes are eaten in Hanukkah. What are these pancakes called?
    Latkes. YUM!
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  • How many players are needed to play a game of dreidel?
    At least two.
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  • Hanukkah is often known as the festival of what?
    Lights
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  • How many nights does Hanukkah last?
    8
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  • When children play with the dreidel in Hanukkah, they also gamble! Of course, they don't use real money, but with what?
    Chocolate
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  • How many lamps does the menorah have?
    8 (the 9th is for lighting.)
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  • In which direction do you light the menorah, once the candles have been placed?
    Left to right.
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  • How many different ways are there to spell Hanukkah?
    16
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  • Where is the largest Menorah in the world?
    New York. It is 32 feet high and weighs 4,000 pounds.
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  • What does Hanukkah mean?
    The Hebrew word Hanukkah means "dedication".
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  • Who was the first President to celebrate Hanukkah at the White House?
    Harry Truman was the first President to celebrate this Jewish holiday.
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  • When does the Jewish festival of Hanukkah begin?
    The Jewish festival of Hanukkah begins on the twenty-fifth day of Kislev, the ninth month of the Hebrew calendar.
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  • Which oil is traditionally used to light the menorah?
    Olive oil is used.
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  • What is a word that combines Christmas and Hanukkah?
    Chrismukkah. (In late 19th-century Germany, the term "Weihnukka" appeared, combining Hanukkah with Weihnachten, the German word for Christmas.)
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