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Just the festival of lights? Turns out Hanukkah has a Hebrew lesson.

Perhaps you didn’t know, but the root of the word Hanukkah has the same root of the Hebrew word for education (חינוך). Let's explore the historic connection between the two. Here’s a hint - it has nothing to do with candles.

There are several meanings of the root of Hanukkah in Hebrew.

The festival of Hanukkah is named after the ‘inauguration of the altar’ (חנוכת המזבח) that was done after the purification of the Jewish Temple after it was desecrated by the Assyrians.