Zot Chanukah is a reference in Torah literature to the eighth day of Chanukah, since on that day the Torah reading includes the verse Zot Chanukat Ha'Mizbe'ach (this is the inauguration of the altar).
“We light up the world with acts of goodness and kindness. That’s the essence of Chanukah, and that is the antidote to hatred and bigotry.”
Dead Sea Regional Council leader Nir Wenger lit the menorah together with Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, Rabbi Shimon Elharar.
Beit Tsur was an ancient town on the road between Hebron and Jerusalem where the last Hasmonean battle took place before they vanquished the Greeks, liberated the Temple and purified it.
The large-scale excavation, carried out southeast of Tell Yavneh, has revealed a massive number of pottery kilns.
This is the 30th year that the Chanukah menorah is being lit in Moscow’s public square, itself a massive miracle.
Israeli relations with the region’s neighbors have improved over the past couple of years, in direct proportion to the growing threat in the region from Iran.
Governor Doucey said he feels "very connected to Judaism and to Jews" and noted that he even gave his three sons Biblical names.
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"Rashida’s celebrating Jewish independence in Judea by describing the Jews that live there as occupiers."
The ISS revolves around the Earth at about 17,500 mph resulting in it completing one revolution in about 90 minutes, and about 16 revolutions per day. That's a lot of candle lighting.
"The International Criminal Court that should know otherwise, has set forth decrees just as anti-Semitic as the decrees of the Seleucid Greeks... we will not bow our heads."
Beginning Sunday, 24 Kislev, 5780 (December 22, 2019) through Monday, 2 Tevet, 5780 (December 30, 2019), there will be a public Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall Plaza.
Lighting the giant menorah requires the use of a 60-foot boom lift.
Pass the latkas.
The Rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, said it is hard not to be amazed by the sight of so many people visiting the Wall.
“When Ben Gurion said the Negev would be the test of the people in Israel, he could not imagine more success than you have created here."
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis have been using the intermediary days of Sukkot (one more than in the diaspora) to tour the land, picnic...
The fruit reflects the nature of the city's residents: diverse, natural and the majority sweet.
Organizing the project was a real team effort, according to Jewish Caucus Chairman Chaim Deutsch.
Westchester County Police would not release the images on the flyers, calling the graphics “offensive” and the wording “obscene.”
Netanyahu told Peretz: "You're not boring," and noted the fact that since he had announced his intention to apologize to her, she had become boring to the media.
President Rivlin said, “After the month of Selichot – penitential prayers – and during the ten days of repentance, this is the time for forgiveness: to request it and to grant it, as individuals and as a society”
The video clip shows the magnificent panorama of the Judean Hills as seen from the Ari FUld Lookout in the Oz VeGaon Forest.
“On Sukkot, we pray that peace will be brought upon us. This is a great example of the kind of steps we are taking all year round."
By now practically every Jewish newspaper in New York has condemned the notion that Sharpton, who is identified more than anyone else with the August 1991 Crown Heights Pogrom, should be preaching to Jews on Rosh hashanah.
The good wishes for a “happy and sweet New Year” came from the new Saudi Ambassador to the US, Reema Bandar Al Saud bint Bandar.
One person was airlifted to a hospital in Kiev due to the severity of his condition, at the beginning of the holiday.
"All of us, without exception, make the decisions according to the good of the State of Israel... Considerations of security of the State of Israel alone are what dictate the parameters according to which we judge reality."
Cardoza-Moore instructed her followers: “Please contact your local Rabbi and let them know that you will be standing outside their synagogue in solidarity."
“Even the fish deserve a healthy and happy New Year!”