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Chanukah Lighting on the Mount of Olives

Tears come down as I ponder the history of the self-sacrifice that this place engenders in our people.

Lone Soldiers and Olim Celebrate “Thanksgivukkah” in Tel Aviv

Fifty lone soldiers and over 200 young professional Olim celebrated “Thanksgivukkah" at a festive event organized by Nefesh B'Nefesh and White City Shabbat.

Rosh Chodesh Kislev, Getting Ready for Hanukkah

The Holiday of Hanukkah takes place at the end of the month, when the moon is fading from the sky and its light has gotten dimmer.

Is Hanukkah a Minor Holiday?

If one has only enough money to afford either a cup of wine for Shabbat kiddush or oil for his Hanukkah lamp, the mitzvah of Hanukkah takes precedence.

Pass the Cranberry Latkes for Thanksgivukkah Holiday (Video)

Get set for the silly jokes and serious attempts to compare Thanksgiving with Chanukah. You may have only one more chance in your lifetime to enjoy, or suffer, cranberry latkes.

Radio: End of Chanukah, Tension in Hebron, Update on the Petting Zoo, and Turmoil...

Yishai and Malkah discuss the end of Chaukah, the situation in Hebron, an update on the petting zoo Malkah tends to, and the capture of American journalists in Syria.

Post-Chanukah Musings at the Maccabees’ Hometown

How could we have been standing those 200 yards away on this incredibly meaningful site, in the town where the Maccabees’ efforts assured Jewish continuity and be in the dark?

Twas the Last Night of Hanukah

By and large, American Jews are not really waiting for Mashiach to come.

Hebron Border Policewoman Taught Us Everything We Need to Know about Chanukah

Seeing Israeli soldiers run from marauding, rioting Arabs is a disgrace.

A Great Miracle is Happening Here Again!

This is the Land of Miracles, where our Redemption is unfolding today.

The Darkness and the Light

Sixty-four years is a long time for oil to burn, especially when the black oil next door seems so much more useful to the empires and republics across the sea.

Grownup Chanukah Stories

I went on a random search for similar "balabusta" solutions for the miraculous by really lengthy festival of lights.

For the Miracles, Thank You

Our Sages teach that when Chanukah comes around, we are to thank Hashem, not only for the miracles that He performed for us in...

The Biggest Menorah in the World

We become a “light to the nations” precisely when we are living together in Eretz Yisrael.

Chanukah 2012: Guide for the Perplexed

Chanukah highlights the moral-high-ground of Jews in their ancestral land.

Candle 2: Watch, Don’t Use

There's an inherent problem in the rabbinic commandment that we may only watch the Chanukah candles but not use them. It works fine for...

Potifar’s Wife is in Your Home Too: The Dangers of the Internet

Recognizing the terrible danger of unsupervised Internet viewing has extra significance now, at the time of Hanukah.

A Holiday of Resistance

Chanukah commemorates the physical and spiritual resistance that is required of us sooner or later in all times.

Publicize that Miracle!

The first night of Chanukah, in the neighborhood of Nachlaot in the center of Jerusalem, December 8, 2012. The idea of the Chanukah candles is...

Potato Latkes: The Recipe

Let's get this out of the way up front; I'm a shredded potato latke man. Ground up or processed potatoes have their loyal following,...

Lightening Up Your Chanukah Table

I found these sleek looking shot glasses in a number of stores. Lined up neatly, they can create simple, yet striking (and certainly sweet) centerpieces for your Chanukah parties. Here is one colorful suggestion. (Tip: When purchasing the shot glasses, stick with something simple. The simpler the glass, the more dramatic the projects will look)

Above and Beyond on Chanukah in 5773

Yishai is joined by Rabbi Shimshon Nadel to talk about Chanukah and finding light through the holiday.

Menorah Made Up of Menorahs

Not exactly. What you see here is the Israeli Packer Steel Industries plant in Kiryat Malachi (yes, where the Arab missile hit an apartment...

Hellenism is Alive and Well in America

The modern day Hellenists are the Jews of the Diaspora who have the ability to move to Israel, but prefer to identify with a foreign country and foreign culture.

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