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7 facts about menorahs, the most enduring symbol of the Jewish people - The Times of Israel

Yeshiva University Professor Steven Fine's new book illuminates the candelabra's 3,000-year history -- from tabernacle to Titus to today. By Renee Ghert-Zand 29 December 2016, 1:05 pm 5 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 2,775 shares.and more »

The Unholy Competition Between Christmas and Hanukkah - Observer

Christmas and Hanukkah share a holiday season, but outside of a shared calendar, extreme commercialization and gift giving, there is almost nothing else these two holidays share. And yet, Jews in America suffer from Christmas envy—a condition that ...and more »

Is Giving Presents a Jewish Tradition? - New Voices

Gift-giving on Chanukah is so popular a custom that we rarely stop to think about it. Why do we do it? Are we just copying Christmas, or is there some Jewish tradition present in the act of gift-giving? (No pun intended.) To find out how gift-giving ...and more »

Pittsburgh celebrates Hanukkah with annual Menorah Parade and Festival - PGH City Paper (blog)

Pittsburgh's annual Menorah Parade traveled last night from the Rodef Shalom Temple in Oakland to the Waterfront shopping center in Homestead, where people celebrated the fifth night of Hanukkah under the Homestead Grays Bridge. The festivities ...and more »

Delaware menorah parade illuminates Jewish pride - The News Journal

The caravan rumbled across Wilmington, from Rodney Square to Concord Mall to the Silverside neighborhood, their horns blowing, their blazing menorahs strapped to their roofs standing tall and proud. "Happy Hanukkah!" they shouted from their sedans and ...and more »

Chanukah or Hanukkah? Longmont rabbi weighs in - Longmont Times-Call

The Associated Press Stylebook — the "bible" by which journalists spell certain words, phrases and abbreviations — dictates that the Jewish Festival of Lights is spelled "Hanukkah," but Longmont's Rabbi Yakov Borenstein insists that it's spelled ...and more »

Capitol hosts Hanukkah observance amid anti-Semitic activity in Montana - Helena Independent Record

In the wake of recent anti-Semitic threats and online harassment in Montana, members of the Jewish community gathered in the Capitol Wednesday for the annual menorah lighting ceremony. The gathering celebrated Hanukkah, and Jewish leaders ...and more »

QC celebrates Chanukah - Queen Creek Independent

Town of Queen Creek had a menorah for the first time in over 10 years. Chanukah started on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 24, and continued through the evening of Sunday, Jan. 1. Due to conflicts with other events, the local ceremony was hosted on ...and more »

The glows-en people: Beach Haven's menorah glows in the dark! - Brooklyn Daily

Call it the festival of phosphorescent lights! The Beach Haven Jewish Center celebrated the fourth night of Hanukkah with a glow-in-the-dark menorah and laser-light show on Dec. 27. The holiday celebrates a persistent candelabra that burned bright for ...and more »

When “The Goldbergs” Finally Celebrated Hanukkah (Or, Isn't it About Time We had Realistic Portrayals of Jews on TV?) - Jewish Business News

The other day I posted about “When 'Friends' Insulted Chanukah And The Whole Jewish Religion.” Today I can pleasantly post about how another sitcom, “The Goldbergs, ” once got Chanukah right. “The Goldbergs” was the first American television show that ...and more »