Chanukkah Vocabulary

 Hebrew TermEnglish Term/DefinitionHebrew DefinitionHintPictureAudio
1What date does Chanukah startכ"ה כסלו    
2What four Mitzvot did the Greeks try to make forbidden1. Learn Torah 2. celebrate Rosh Chodesh, 3 Keep Shabbat 4, have Brit Milah    
3חַלָבִיdairy (we have a Minhag to eat dairy foods on Chanukkah)    
4מַכַבִּיםgroup of Jews who fought against the Greeks    
5אַנְטִיוֹכוּסKing of the יְוָנִים    
6שֶמֶן זָיִת זָךpure olive oil    
7חַנוּכִּיָהhas 8 branches. We light these in our homes each night of Chanukah    
8נֵרcandle    
9מְנוֹרָהhad 7 branches and was lit in the בית המקדש    
10יְוָנִיםGreeks    
11נֵסmiracle    
12What does מַכַבִּי stand forמִי כָמֹֽכָה בָּאֵלִם ה    
13Why do we eat latkes on ChanukkahWe eat foods that are cooked in oil, to remind us of the נס שמן    
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