Jewish population, according to 2007 statistics was estimated at about 13.2 million people. Out of these, 41% lived in Israel. Their religion, Judaism is among the oldest religions that are still widely practiced today. They celebrate an eight day holiday, called Hanukkah, that is also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is celebrated about the same time as Christmas. To understand more about the celebration and traditional practices, Jewish Chatrooms are wonderful places to be, to chat and make new friends.