Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Fearing for his life, Jew secretly celebrates Hanukkah in enemy country

A Jew living in a hostile Arab country went out of his way to celebrate Hanukkah this week, despite the

News | News

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig - Maccabi Tel Aviv as a Metaphor for Israeli Hanukkah: Then & Now

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Maccabi Tel Aviv as a Metaphor for Israeli Hanukkah: Then & Now As is well known, the Maccabees first revolted against the Jewish Hellenizers (who today would be called assimilated Jews) and only afterwards against the Sele

Entertainment | Music

Dreidel, Dreidel

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Dreidel, Dreidel · Meshugga Beach Party Hot Rod Hanukkah ℗ 2011 Meshugga Beach Party Released on: 2011-07-01 Auto-generated by ...

Miscellaneous | Judaism

8 Old and New Chanukah Traditions!

Looking to expand beyond the bare-bones basics? Here are 8 deeply meaningful traditions
for you and your family to personalize.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

16 Menorah Facts Every Jew Should Know!

The word menorah is Hebrew for “lamp,” and generally refers to the eight-branched candelabra that we light on the Jewish holiday of Chanukah.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why Add a Light Each Night of Chanukah?

There are two general reasons given in the Talmud1 for why we add a candle each night:

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Hallmark’s making some Hanukkah movies. The only problem? They’re anti-Semitic.

These holiday specials are really Christmas movies with Jewish characters, and they draw on old, dangerous tropes.

Entertainment | Music


I filmed this performance @ Otto's Shrunken Head in NYC as part of my Monthly SURF-ROCK SHINDIG. The date was December 5 2015. All three songs are traditiona...

Entertainment | Music

Meshugga Beach Party - Oh Hanukkah

Meshugga Beach Party playing Oh Hanukkah at the Larkspur Cafe Theater Learn more at http://www.meshuggabeachparty.com

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Hanukkah Is Not Christmas. This Year, Let's Embrace That

Hanukkah ought to be celebrated in its own right. And failure to see it for what it truly is means children will likely abandon Judaism

Miscellaneous | Judaism

8 Things to Enjoy This Chanukah

Chanukah is coming, and we want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy and inspiring eight-day Festival of Lights!

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

WATCH: Vandals twist Arizona family’s garden menorah into swastika

Seth and Naomi Ellis horrified to discover hideous display outside their house; supporters later gather to help fix and relight the festive candelabrum

News | News

A Letter to President Obama from an Israeli Soldier

Many have tried to destroy us, and they have ALL failed. This time will be no different.

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Menorahs in France to Shed Light During State of Emergency
Public Lightings to Continue, Despite Terror Attacks

Chabad Houses across Paris and its suburban environs are preparing for outdoor public Chanukah menorah-lightings just weeks after terror attacks killed more than 120 people throughout the city.

History | History

Correcting Mistakes About Hanukkah - The Michael Medved Show

Despite extensive media coverage and rising levels of public partying, the holiday of Hanukkah still causes confusion among both Jewish and non-Jewish Amer

History | History

2,000-year-old Maccabean-era fortress unearthed in Jerusalem after century-long search

Acra fortification, built by Hanukkah villain Antiochus IV Epiphanes, maintained Seleucid Greek control over Temple until its conquest by Hasmoneans in 141 BCE

History | HISTORY

Hanukkah and How War Should Be Celebrated | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

For Jews, practicing our religion has never been as straightforward. Throughout history we have had to fight and die simply to observe our faith. Hanukkah represents a triumphant moment....

Miscellaneous | Judaism

The Jewish Press » » Chanukah: Guide for the Perplexed 2014

Chanukah is the holiday of liberty, combining The Book (faith and dedication to God) and the sword

Food & Drink | Seasonal Recipes

Avoid Soggy Latkes with these tips! - Bon Appétit

Nobody likes a soggy latke. And yet, a perfectly crunchy, crispy, golden-brown potato pancake is hard to master. In the video below, Dawn Perry, Bon Appétit digital food editor walks us through the process for picture-perfect latkes.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

MEDVED: Correcting Mistakes About Hanukkah | Truth Revolt

Despite extensive media coverage and rising levels of public partying, the upcoming holiday of Hanukkah (that begins Tuesday night, December 16th) still causes confusion among both Jewish and non-Jewish Americans. No, it’s not a festival of tolerance or