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This Makes Up for Everything: Happy Hanukkah! Chag Sameach from the White House!

He did not mention that, had the Maccabees redeemed the Holy Temple today, they would surely have been condemned by the UN Security Council, with the US abstaining, because said Holy Temple stood in 'Occupied East Jerusalem.'

ABC’s of Chanukah (Hanukkah)

The Hebrew word Chanukah means "dedication." When the Greeks challenged Jewish life, a few courageous Jews took to the hills of Judea in open revolt against this threat.

A Hamilton Hasmonean Hanukkah – The Maccabeats [video]

The Maccabeats present their Hanukkah Hamilton parody - Hasmonean.

Watch: The White House Kitchen is ‘Kosherized’ for A Hanukkah Party [video]

Rabbi Levi Shemtov says he is privileged to supervise the "kosherizing" of the most important kitchen in the USA.

Jews Rally, Counter-Rally outside Hoenlein’s Group’s Hanukkah Party at Trump’s DC Hotel [video]

A pro-Trump protester yelled at Sharon Kleinbaum, clergywoman of LGBT Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, 'You would have been on the side of Antiochus rather than Judah the Maccabee.'

Obama at Last Hanukkah Party: They Said I Won’t Last 1 Year, I Made...

Say what you will, the man has great writers and – crucial – can deliver a line.

PM and Wife Sara Visit Great Synagogue of Astana in Historic Visit

PM Netanyahu and his wife visited the Great Synagogue in the capital city of Kazakhstan, Astana, "in an Islamic country that honors coexistence."

Sundays Off, Sort Of

Not really Sundays, but 6 long weekends a year.

Rivlin Embraces Reform and Conservative Jews as Part of ‘One Family’

Rivlin told the New York UJA Federation," We are all one family" and made it a point to refer to a Consrvative leader as a rabbi.

US Jews Help IDF Soldiers Celebrate Hanukkah at Army Bases

The Connecticut/Westchester branch of Friends of the IDF arranged for a Hanukkah party for Givati soldiers.

Colel Chabad’s Hanukkah Retreat Brings Joy for 100 Widows, 300 Orphans

Among the children were many who had lost fathers in the line of duty or in terror attacks.

How Albert Einstein defeated the Greek Empire – Hanukkah Special [audio]

Tune in to this Hanukkah special to find out how Albert Einstein’s paradigm shattering discovery of E=MC2 dealt a final blow in the age old battle between the Hellenists and the Hebrew prophets.

President Rivlin to Visit Obama on Hanukkah

Rivlin also will speak to senior officials and to the Brookings Institution.

White House: Hanukkah Lights Flicker for Saving Syrian Refuges

Obama's Chief of Staff twisted Hanukkah into a holiday that is supposed to remind Jews of Muslim refugees, some of whom are proven terrorists.

Sufganiot Galore

Sufganiot (doughnuts) for sale at the Marzipan bakery in the Machane Yehuda shuk in Jerusalem, before the holiday of Chanukah.

‘Bad Timing’ of Christmas Hurts Chanukah Sales

Observant Jews cringe every year that Chanukah and Christmas overlap, leading to sacrilegious combinations of customs, but the kosher industry is losing out when...

Hebrew University to Close for Christmas

Hebrew University will give its students the day off on Christmas for the first time ever. There will be no classes on Thursday, Dec. 25,...

Fragment of 1,700-Year-Old Menorah-Adorned Bracelet Discovered on Hanukkah

The question now is this definite proof that Jews lived in the ancient settlement near Carmel?

Technion Robot Lights Hanukkah Candles – but What about the Blessings? [video]

It’s cute, inventive and raises an interesting question n Jewish law on appointing a representative to perform a mitzvah.

Giant Chabad Menorah Lit Without Ceremony in Martin Place, Sydney

The annual Giant Chabad Menorah was lit without a ceremony this year in Martin Place, Sydney.

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