Feast of Light

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the importance of candles or light in the celebration.

Proper noun[edit]

Feast of Light

  1. (Judaism) Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights.
    • 1940, Emily Solis-Cohen, Jr., Hanukkah: The Feast of Light, Jewish Publication Society
    • 1942, Jewish Spectator, volume 7, page 46:
      We celebrate Hanukkah, the Feast of Light, in commemoration of the Maccabees' putting an end to the sinister oppression [...]
    • 1997, The collected writings, volume 7 ISBN 087306786X, page 200:
      Chanukah recounts the rededication of the Sanctuary which had been despoiled by the Greeks. The celebration of the eight-day Feast of Light recalls the victorious survival of the Sanctuary, not the courage of the Maccabees.

See also[edit]