Hanukkah 2017: What is the meaning behind this Jewish festival and why is it sometimes called Chanukah?

They say every major Jewish holiday can be summed up by the following quote: 'They tried to kill us, we won, let's eat.' In the case of Hanukkah, the story is that of the Maccabees, a guerrilla army of Jewish rebels based in Israel who revolted against the ...