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"Secular part of the occasion;" during Passover and Sukkot, the intermediate days of the festival.
"Spinning top" in Yiddish (derived from German); "sevivon" in Hebrew; toy used in a children's Hanukkah game.
"Citron." Lemon-like fruit used in Sukkot rituals.
"Money" (Yiddish); often given as a Hanukkah gift; used for playing dreidel.
"encircle, round off, circle around, orbit;" procession of worshippers carrying Torah scrolls that circles the sanctuary; plural hakafot.
"Dedication;" the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem.
"Pancake" (Yiddish); fried potato pancake often eaten on Hanukkah; plural: latkes.
A date palm frond with myrtle and willow sprigs attached; used in Sukkot rituals.
Seven- or nine-branched candelabra; commonly refers to the nine-branched Hanukkah lamp; plural: menorot.