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Study of American, Israeli Jews shows differences in Chanukah observance

JNS | Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 8:42 am

A new study reveals that Chanukah holds different levels of importance to Israeli Jews than American Jews, and highlights disparities in participation between Jews in the two countries.

According to the newest Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) report, while just 38 percent of Israeli Jews consider Chanukah to be “one of the three most important holidays” on the Jewish calendar, 73 percent say they light a menorah for all eight nights — 97 percent of people who call themselves “religious,” 86 percent of those who say they are “traditional,” and 71 percent of those who consider themselves “secular, but a little traditional.”

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