Hanukkah , the Jewish festival of rededication (also known as the festival of lights) starts tonight. It is an 8 day holiday during which each night a candle on the menorah is lit.
The Jewish faith has a strong tradition of Tzedakah- giving to those in need. In fact, Jews are expected to give 10% of their net income to charity. As such, some families will use the time spent together during Hanukkah to select and donate to a charity.
What a wonderful family tradition that really anyone can include in their winter holiday celebrations! Be sure to visit our site for tips on how to make the most of your holiday giving.