History of Hanukkah
Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday, is an event that last for eight days in commemoration of the victory over their oppressors and for a miracle that took place in 165 B.C. in the rededication of the second Holy Temple.
Unfortunately, the Land of Israel became a place of unrest and insubordination because of the invasion of the Syria-Greek Empire. Under the cruel reign of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the Jewish people were forced to abandon their religion and coerce to worship Greek gods. Antiochus also desecrated the Holy Temple by offering pig sacrifices on an altar dedicated to Zeus. Under the leadership of Judah the Maccabee, the Jewish people fought against this iron rule and after two year, they were able to banish the Syrian forces, gain control of Jerusalem, and reestablished their religious worship.
The Holy Temple had been defiled and needed cleansing and rededicating. The Jewish people began to rebuild the altar, make new vessels and light the menorah or candelabrum. The menorah needed an eight-day supply of oil and they found a small amount, which was barely enough to keep the candlesticks burning for one day. Miraculously, that minute amount of oil kept the menorah lit for eight days. This provided time for them to make more oil so the flame of the candelabrum would burn continually as required by the Talmud.
The revolution against the Seleucid monarchy and the mystery of the oil, gives the Jewish people a cause to celebrate and remember.
Gifts for Hanukkah
In honor of Hanukkah, your Jewish friends would love to get a gift from you such as this beautiful mug bouquet, filled with vibrant colors of carnations and daisies. As they drink from their mug, they will remember how thoughtful you are. How would you like to give your pal something lush, green and showy like Dieffenbachias? This plant will remind the receiver how special you think they are as they tend it through out the year. You can never go wrong with a lovely arrangement of long stemmed. They make any occasion special.
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We are a proud family owned and operated business, dedicated to serving the areas of Billings, Laurel and Shepherd in Montana. We can help you celebrate Hanukkah as well as other special occasions with our large selection of flowers, plants, gifts and more. Do not hesitate to visit us online or in person, our friendly, experienced and helpful staff is happy to answer any questions you may have.