Chanukah

Chanukah Concerts Kick Off with Klezmer

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While Chanukah’s traditions can sometimes get lost in the chaos of the holiday season, local organizations and congregations are making sure to keep tradition...

Obama Lights the Menorah One More Time

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If any word could describe the scene from the East Room of the White House on Dec. 14, the site of the final two...

Size matters: How a ‘largest menorah’ tiff landed two rabbis in Jewish court

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NEW YORK (JTA) -- Each year in Brooklyn, Chabad Rabbi Shimon Hecht ascends 33 and a half feet to light the tallest menorah in...

Synagogues Celebrate Chanukah

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Chanukah can be a particularly hectic time of year. To help you keep your luster during 2016's Festival of Lights, the JT presents a quick-fix...

Spin a Gimel with These Great Gifts for Kids

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Nothing’s more memorable than a bad gift. Themed holiday socks, a singing wall-mounted bass or basically anything you’ve ever seen on an infomercial at 3...

Great Buys for the Jewish Music Lover in Your Life

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Leonard Cohen, “You Want It Darker” Canadian Jewish singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen — best known for his songs “Suzanne,” “Bird on a Wire” and “Hallelujah” —...

Green Chanukah

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The miracle of Chanukah is an epic story of conservation, as one day’s worth of oil lasts for eight days in the Jewish Temple....

The Need to be United

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As winter arrives and the days grow shorter, outdoor lighting is needed more during the Chanukah season than at any other time of year....

Off With His Head

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Judith is a beautiful widow who has fascinated artists, writers, poets and composers through the centuries. The heroine of the Book of Judith, a...

Stretching One Day’s Provisions To Eight

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A beautiful thing about many Jewish laws is that they are open to interpretation. Evolving analysis helps transform a seemingly obsolete idea into a...