Hanukkah is a holiday that is celebrated for 8 days. It was celebrated by Jewish people. Jews from all over the world celebrate Hanukkah because it helps them to remember the rededication of the second temple in Jerusalem. The jews have used 8 candles in Hanukkah because it represents 8 nights. The word Hanukkah means “Dedication.” Hanukkah begins on the 25th day of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar. It usually celebrates in late November and early December.
The 2 articles are both talking about oppression because they were treating people with cultures really bad. Those articles have oppression because there are examples of cruelty and force. In the Maine news article, it shows cruelty by killing Asians and making fun of them. In the Moses story, the Pharaoh's army were controlling and beating the Jews. The word oppression mean taking away of a person's self worth about religion, culture, and others through discrimination. For example, the Jews were slaves to the Pharaoh in the Moses story. Another example from the Maine article is killing 8 Asian people because of their culture.