Today in History–December 15–the Library of Congress features Hanukkah. The first day of the Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple of Jerusalem was celebrated on this date in 2006. Also known as the Feast or Festival of Lights, Hanukkah reflects the story of a one-day supply of oil at the temple miraculously burning for eight days. Find out more by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below for related resources.
American Hanukkah lamp (image)
Chanukah sketch 1921
Happy Chanukah dear son letter from Jennie Bernstein to Leonard Bernstein, 1978
Jewish-American resources from the Library