A very Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate, beginning at sundown this evening!
Whew - Hanukkah starts darn early this year! Why is that? Because Jewish holidays are based on the ancient Hebrew calendar, which accounts for leap year differently than the secular calendar. Hanukkah always begins on the eve of the 25th of the Hebrew month of Kislev, and it celebrates "the triumph of light over darkness."
In Hebrew, the word “Hanukkah”…