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President Obama: Hanukkah 'Has Inspired an American Tradition of Religious Freedom'

December 25, 2016 5:05 AM
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President Barack Obama issued a Hanukkah greeting on Friday -- ahead of the start of the Jewish holiday, which began Saturday at sundown -- saying "the meaning of this holiday has inspired an American tradition of religious freedom."

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, lasts eight days and commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in 165 BC by the Maccabees after its desecration by the Syrians. It is marked by the successive kindling of eight lights on the menorah.

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