Almost everyone knows what Hanukkah is. Every year we see it right alongside of Christmas. But few Christians know anything about Hanukkah, and even fewer know the connections between Hanukkah and the Messiah, Jesus. As I have studied the subject over the course of the last year, I have come to the realization that Hanukkah is far more important than we (Christians) give it credit for. Saturday was Shabbat Hanukkah and I visited Baruch HaShem Messianic Synagogue. I learned many new things from Rabbi Marty about Hanukkah, one of which I would like to share with you here, after a brief version of the Hanukkah story to set it up.