"Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah, Hanukah, Hannuka and the Festival of Lights) is an eight-day Jewish holiday that usually takes place between late November and late December. It commemorates the victory of the Maccabees, a Jewish rebel army, over the Syrians in 165 B.C.E., as well as the subsequent rededication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem. Jews around the world celebrate with eight nights of merriment. Traditions include lighting the menorah, exchanging gifts and enjoying treats cooked in oil." (Sorry - don't remember where I stole this quote from...)
RULost2? and I wish our Jewish members a happy holiday. Having lived all over the world, and often where religions unfamiliar to us were predominant, we've gained a respect for festivals and celebrations which are often neglected in the US.
I'm not aware of any members who are Jewish, but if there are, and you have any recipes for "treats cooked in oil", I'd love to hear about them! LOL!