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      • This year, the first night of Hanukkah happens to fall on Christmas Eve — which hasn’t happened in nearly four decades. On the Jewish calendar, which relies on lunar months that last either 29 or 30 days, Hanukkah begins on the same night every year: the 25th of the month of Kislev.
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