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What festival's name means "dedication" in Hebrew?

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Answer: Hanukkah

In 325 BC, Alexander's Macedonians conquered Palestine. Over the next 150 years they tried, in essence, to end Judaism. A desecration of the Temple, led to a successful revolt against Antiochus Epiphanes (c. 215-164 BCE). After which, the temple was purified and rededicated. The annual celebration of Hanukka (aka Chanukah in Hebrew) commemorates the victory in 165 BC.

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