Jews celebrate the Hanukkah to commemorate the reconstruction of Al-Aqsa Mosque that happened in 164 B.C. Greeks took over Jerusalem, and persecuted Jews who were living in it back then. Jews won the popular revolution that they started, led by Judas Maccabeus and his brothers. The word “Hanukkah” is a Hebrew word that means “inauguration”. They celebrate the building of Al-Aqsa mosque. Therefore, they light candles in the octagon candlestick next to doors or windows, and a new candle is added each night.
This day is not an official holiday for them, and they continue their daily work.