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What is the difference between Hanukkah and Chanukah?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:15 PM on Dec. 6, 2010 in Holidays

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  • According to my co-worker (who is Jewish), the spelling difference is basically a trend and whichever one tends to be more "in" at the moment. (When she was growing up, it was always spelled with a C, but now she says she always sees it with an H.) It has to do with differences in translation from the Hebrew.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 9:18 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • I thought they were just two names for the same thing.

    Answer by lisa89j at 9:23 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

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