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Posts Tagged: Chanukah

December 9, 2020 5:47 am

‘Goodbye to Hanukkah’ New York Times Author Distances Herself as Criticism Mounts

The author of the “Goodbye to Hanukkah” New York Times article is backing away from it as criticism mounts. Sarah Prager provoked ire with her published...

December 6, 2020 7:54 pm

‘Goodbye to Hannukah,’ Says a Headline in the Post-Judaism New York Times

The New York Times is greeting the holiday of Chanukah with an article by a woman explaining why she won’t transmit to her children her...

December 19, 2019 9:34 am

Chanukah Guide for the Perplexed, 2019

1. Chanukah’s historical context is narrated in the four Books of the Maccabees, The Scroll of Antiochus, and The Wars of the Jews. The Greek Empire...

December 23, 2014 3:38 pm

As Last Night of Chanukah Falls, Human Rights Group Urges American Jews to Aid North Korean Freedom Struggle

A leading human rights group has appealed to the Jewish community to turn its thoughts on this last night of Chanukah to the plight of...

December 16, 2014 8:29 am

A Chanukah Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

1. Chanukah (חנוכה) is education (חנוכ)-oriented. According to the first book of Maccabees, Judah the Maccabee instituted an eight day holiday on the 25th day of the Jewish month of...

December 9, 2012 3:30 am

Chanukah Guide for the Perplexed 2012

1.  Chanukah is the only Jewish holiday which commemorates a Land of Israel national liberation struggle, unlike Passover (the Exodus from Egypt), Sukkot/Tabernacles & Shavouot/Pentacost...

December 23, 2011 11:37 am

Modern Day Lessons from the Chanukah Story

The story of Chanukah we hear year in and year out is about the triumph of the gallant few Maccabee rebels against the might...

December 1, 2011 9:59 am

Israeli Scoffs Donuts for Charity

In Israel sufganiyot (donuts) appear in bakeries shortly after the end of Sukkot. No matter that Chanukah is months away, everyone likes to get a...


Major Canadian News Outlet Apologizes After Airing Gaza War Footage During...

CTV News Toronto has issued an on-air apology after the Canadian broadcaster showed footage of the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza...


Israeli War Cabinet Minister Lays Son to Rest Who Was Killed in Gaza

Israeli War Cabinet Minister Gadi Eisenkot eulogized his son on Friday morning, after he was killed in battle the prior day while fighting Hamas terrorists in Gaza. First Sergeant Gal Eisenkot,...

Middle East

Israel ‘Expanding’ Ground Operations in Gaza, Military Says

Israeli air and ground forces are stepping up operations in the Gaza Strip, Israel's chief military spokesperson said on Friday, amid reports of heavy bombing of the besieged enclave. Internet and...

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