Hebrew Day School students have a dress rehearsal for their Hanukkah play at their school in Silver Spring, Maryland, Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Hanukkah, also known as Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is held for eight nights, beginning on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, and may occur from late November to late December on the Gregorian calendar.(Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ASTRID RIECKEN

Hebrew Day School students have a dress rehearsal for their Hanukkah play at their school in Silver Spring, Maryland, Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Hanukkah, also known as Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is held for eight nights, beginning on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, and may occur from late November to late December on the Gregorian calendar.(Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times)