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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Photos of the Day: December 5, 2013

Children practice on the beach as they spend the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the festival of light, at the "Israeli surf club" surf camp on December 4, 2013. in Tel Aviv, Israel. Over 1,500,000 Israeli children are on a week long holiday from schools for Hanukkah a holiday that commemorates the re-dedication of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in 165 BC following the victory of the Jewish Maccabees over the Seleucid Empire when there was only enough consecrated olive oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day but miraculously, the oil burned for eight days.