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Happy Hanukkah! Hollywood Favs You May Not Know Are Jewish

Hanukkah or Chanukah is an eight-day Jewish celebration that commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. The festival is celebrated by lighting candles with eight branches every night to celebrate the miracle of oil lasting eight days. As Jewish celebrates this victorious festival, we look at some of our favourite celebs who are from a Jewish descend: (Photo credit: Twitter)

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 23 December 2019, 12:32:37 PM
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Hanukkah or Chanukah is an eight-day Jewish celebration that commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. The festival is celebrated by lighting candles with eight branches every night to celebrate the miracle of oil lasting eight days. As Jewish celebrates this victorious festival, we look at some of our favourite celebs who are from a Jewish descend: (Photo credit: Twitter)

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Daniel Radcliffe: This Harry Potter star’s mother, Marcia Jeannine Jacobson who was born in South Africa is Jewish and his ancestors were all Jewish immigrants from Russia and Poland. (Photo credit: Twitter)

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Scarlett Johansson: The beauty-with-talent star’s surname name comes from her father's Danish side, but her mother, Melanie Sloan, is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. (Photo credit: Twitter)

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Jake Gyllenhaal: Born to a Jewish family in New York City, this Mysterio actor with Jewish mother considers himself Jewish. (Photo credit: Twitter)

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Marilyn Monroe: Though not raised Jewish the blonde bombshell converted to Judaism when she married Jewish playwright Arthur Miller in 1956. (Photo credit: Twitter)

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Daniel Day-Lewis: This excellence of an actor with three Oscars in his name comes from a Jewish family with an English mother Jill Balcon and grandparents who immigrated to England from Latvia and Poland. (Photo credit: Twitter)