Hanukkah Celebration

Join us on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 1:15 p.m. as we celebrate Hanukkah at Ben's Kosher Deli located at[masked]th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11360. The restaurant is located inside Bay Terrace.

Hanukkah (Hebrewחֲנֻכָּה, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah, Chanukkah orChanuka), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holidaycommemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched Menorah or Hanukiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical Menorah consists of eight branches with an additional raised branch. The extra light is called a shamash (Hebrewשמש, "attendant") and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest. The purpose of the shamash is to have a light available for use, as using the Hanukkah lights themselves is forbidden.


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  • Russ

    Since I'm a big fan of Hanukah, and I love kosher deli, I'd like to attend; however, since I also happen to be a Sabbath observer, I cannot. NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM!

    November 14, 2012

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