Adopt-A-Safta Offers Seder Boxes to Safely Bring Passover to Quarantined Israelis

“Nothing in the Jewish calendar is more familial and communal than Seder night."

Tzohar Rabbis Advocate Halachic Sale of New Utensils for Pesach Under Shadow of COVID-19

The sale remains in place until conditions allow for people to go to the mikvah.

Virtually Every Pesach Program Now Closed

Pesach programs are now taking calls from customers who want a refund, and getting one is not always simple.

Sephardi Rabbis Under Fire for Allowing Zoom Video Seders with Isolated Elderly

Obviously, now it's time for Rabbi Pearl's people at Zomet to come up with a gramma version of Zoom.

On Purim, Chabad of Dead Sea Reads Megillah for a Jew in Quarantine

"And for the Jews there was light and happiness and joy . . . "

Community Groups Work to Make Megilla Readings Accessible and Safe, Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

"Judaism belongs to all of us and therefore needs to be made accessible to everyone."

Purim in the Upper Midwest: How Esther and Mordechi (sic) Outwit Hayman (sic)

The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest archive offers several Purim-related images.

Watch the Tel Aviv Purim Parade with Mayor Meir Dizengoff on his Mare Mehira

The 1933 Adloyada featured a puppet of Adolf Hitler riding a horse with a sign saying "kill Jews" on its neck.

Chief Rabbi: Quarantined Patients Should Read the Megillah Aloud for Themselves

"Women are obligated to hear the Megillah reading just like men, which is why a woman under quarantine should be provided with access to a Megillah reading like a man," Rabbi Lau said.
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Mayim Bialik’s Abbreviated Megillah

Mayim Bialik, of The Big Bang Theory fame, presents an abbreviated and somewhat hyper version of the Book of Esther story.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Women of the Wall, Celebrate Rosh Chodesh But Not Together

The Women of the Wall claimed that despite the Orthodox's promises to bring thousands of seminar girls to drown out and interrupt the WOW service, only a few showed up.

Three Generations of Artichoke Growers Bring President Tu B’Shvat Baskets

"Nechama’s artichokes became a talking-point at Rivlin family Friday night dinners, and so this fills me with a special longing.”

Just in Time for Tu B’Shevat: Scientists Grow Six Date Palms from 2,000-Year-Old Seeds

An unplanted ancient date seed from Qumran was used as a control in the study.

Psychiatrist Says Chanukah Machete Stabber Grafton Thomas Unfit for Trial on Hate Crimes

Thomas could be charged with murder, which is punishable by death under US law.

Zot Chanukah on Mount Meron: Farewell Dance to Festival of Lights

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 Cannot Allow This to Become the New Normal’

“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.”

Chanukah Lights Beam From Chabad Menorah at Dead Sea Mall

Dead Sea Regional Council leader Nir Wenger lit the menorah together with Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, Rabbi Shimon Elharar.

Israelis Light Chanukah Candles at Ancient Hasmonean Site, Arabs Riot

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.

1,200-Year Old Cruse Loaded with Gold Coins Found in Yavneh Excavation

The large-scale excavation, carried out southeast of Tell Yavneh, has revealed a massive number of pottery kilns.
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WATCH: Russian Jews ‘Party’ After Lighting Chanukah Menorah in Moscow’s Red Square

This is the 30th year that the Chanukah menorah is being lit in Moscow’s public square, itself a massive miracle.

Chanukah Greetings from Israel’s Middle Eastern Neighbors

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.

Western Wall Rabbi Tells Arizona Governor Doug Doucey, ‘Chanukah is Proof of Light That...

Governor Doucey said he feels "very connected to Judaism and to Jews" and noted that he even gave his three sons Biblical names.

WATCH: US Rep. Rashida Tlaib ‘Celebrates Jewish Independence’ in Chanukah Message’, Says Israel Advocacy...

"Rashida’s celebrating Jewish independence in Judea by describing the Jews that live there as occupiers."

Jewish Astronaut Wishes Happy Chanukah from the International Space Station

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.
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WATCH: Israeli Prime Minister, US Ambassador Light First Chanukah Candle at Western Wall in...

"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."

Preparing for Chanukah, Installing the Menorah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

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.

32 Ft, 4,000 Lbs Menorahs at Brooklyn, Manhattan, Plazas

Lighting the giant menorah requires the use of a 60-foot boom lift.

2.5M Visitors to Western Wall in Jerusalem During Tishrei

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.

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