What is Hanukkah?


The Feast of Hanukkah

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Hanukkah 2022


the evening of December 18 - December 26.


Israel and Hanukkah 2021


Note: We had a 2014 Hanukkah miracle.

For the first time in 2,000 years,

there was properly

prepared oil for the temple menorah for a future temple.

See the bottom of the page for a video.

Note that we have prayers

near the bottom of the page

for Christians

to pray

for the Jewish people

that they may find

Jesus as their Messiah this holiday season.

May we Christians not forget that the foundation of

Christianity is Jewish -  and

our Savior was  Jewish!

Without the victory of Hanukkah,

there would be no Jews

and no Christians.

Hanukkah is about

Bravery, Courage,


Dedication to God

We have several videos

to explain Hanukkah.

The first video

is a great one to share with your children.

Did you know that


celebrated Hanukkah?

John 10:22

Hanukkah is called

The Feast of Dedication.

Hanukkah is a time to remember

those Jewish people

who would not bow and worship

the other gods that the Greek culture demanded. 

Hanukkah is about remembering those who were Dedicated to God even if it meant death.

The menorah lamp
is the symbol of Hanukkah.

For centuries the Jewish people would put a menorah in the window at the time of Hanukkah.

This was a symbol to the world of the love they have for the one true God.

The Book of Revelation

In the book of Revelation, Jesus talks about churches as candlesticks that are supposed to give light.

Jesus has harsh words to say to most of the churches, because their light is not shining.

Jesus taught us that

he is the Light of the World.

And he taught us that

we are to shine for him.


We are to tell the Good News of Jesus

being the Messiah

who came to earth to save us from our sins.

Hanukkah is not

just about

Dedicating the Temple of God

but also about

Dedicating our temple (our body) to God.

It is about dedicating myself to God,

and then

shining out the love of God.

Dear Lord,

I thank you for the miracle of the Hanukkah menorah lights.

Lord, remind me today to shine out my light of love in this dark world.


Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com

A warm devotional message

about Hanukkah.

Hanukkah Songs

Four Songs to Celebrate

A light-hearted, fun-focused

musical presentation of Hanukkah.

This video takes several secular songs and

puts new words to them.

I hope that doesn't offend anyone.

Another Hanukkah Song

Our Third Hanukkah Song

Our Fourth and newly added

Hanukkah Song

Hanukkah Prayers

Dear Lord,

I pray for the Jewish people during this Hanukkah season. 

I pray that their families would draw close to one another at this joyous time, and that each person would draw closer to you.

During this Festival of Lights, I pray that the Light of the World, Jesus Christ, would be revealed to each one as his or her Messiah.

During this year, may all the Jewish people have the opportunity to recognize and accept Jesus as their Messiah.


Copyright © 2013 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com

Paul wrote:

Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God

for Israel is,

that they might be saved.

Romans 10:1 KJV

Paul wrote those words under divine inspiration of God.

Those words are in God's heart.

Dear Lord,

I pray that many Jewish people will find salvation as they enjoy Hanukkah this year.

Lord, your desire is that all Israel is saved.

I join with you in prayer for that desire.


Copyright © 2013 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Hanukkah.

Thank you for the miracle of the menorah lights.

Thank you for the miracle of victory over the powers that tried to destroy the Jews.

Thank you for preserving the Jewish people and making a way for Jesus Christ to be brought into the world.

Lord, during Hanukkah this year, I ask for a new Hanukkah miracle.

I ask that you would reveal the true Messiah of the Jews - Jesus - to all those who celebrate Hanukkah.

I pray that each one would hear and understand the Gospel message. 

May Hanukkah this year be filled with the joy of salvation through Jesus Christ who is Lord of All!


Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com

Live View from the Wailing Wall

in Jerusalem



Pure Oil for the first time in 2000 years

Hanukkah 2014 -

For the first time in 2,000 years,

there was properly prepared oil

for the temple menorah for a future temple.

Jump back to the top of Hanukkah

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