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Why Do Jews Eat Fried Foods on Hanukkah? [RECIPE] - Breaking Israel News

“And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually.” Exodus 27:20 (The Israel Bible™). Illustrative: Latkes, Jelly Doughnuts, Dreidels and chocolate coins ...and more »

In Wintry Western US, Chanukah Events Warm Everyone Up -

Rabbi Yudi Steiger, co-director of Chabad Lubavitch of Park City, Utah, has been handing out menorah kits at the ski slopes for residents and tourists, who flock to the area over winter break. Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn and his wife, Raizy, co-directors ...and more »

How Chanukah Came to Morris, Illinois -

Rabbi Menachem Posner, left, speaks at a Chanukah menorah-lighting in the town of Morris, Ill., which has its own menorah set up in front of the Grundy County Courthouse, thanks to a number of community leaders there. MORRIS, Ill.—Located 70 miles ...and more »

Upper East Side 'Ambassadors of Light' Share the Spark of Chanukah -

Ariel and Danielle Sterman, right, picked up some menorah kits from Rabbi Yosef and Devora Wilhelm, co-directors of the Chabad Young Professionals of the Upper East Side in New York City, before heading off to Argentina for their honeymoon, where they ...and more »

Government Leaders Wish 'Happy Chanukah' Early This Year -

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau lights the first Chanukah candle in a ceremony on Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, prior to the start of the eight-day holiday. As he said last year as the newly elected leader: “The lighting of the ...and more »

Pasadena Celebrates the Festival of Lights at City Hall - Pasadena Now

The Chabad of Pasadena celebrated the first night of Hanukkah with a menorah lighting and festival at Pasadena City Hall on Sunday, December 25. Hanukkah celebration that commemorates the Miracle of the Oil when, through faith, the ancient Jews prayed ...and more »

Chabad Jewish Center hosts menorah lighting to celebrate Hanukkah - The Daily Herald

Rabbi Berel Paltiel, co-director of the Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County, stood on a ladder to relight it. “With a small candle, a small good deed, we can bring light into the world,” Paltiel said. Everyone cheered at the once again lively ...and more »

War over largest menorah ends with holiday truce - New York Post

New York's War of the Menorahs has flared for years — with rabbis in Brooklyn and Manhattan each claiming during rival, public lighting ceremonies that theirs is the largest, most towering candelabra in the world. But in the spirit of Hanukkah, a ...and more »

Hundreds attend National Menorah lighting in DC - WTOP

In celebration of Hanukkah, hundreds attend the lighting of the National Menorah in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. (WTOP/John Domen). WASHINGTON — Hundreds of people came from around the country to help celebrate Hanukkah with the ...and more »

The eight days of Chanukah in Malta; a Jewish religious festival - Malta Independent Online

The eight days emerges from the tradition which says that the rebels, miraculously, were able to light the temple's menorah with a one-day supply of oil which lasted for eight days. Chanukah, is now celebrated through the nightly lighting of the ...and more »