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Feature: the Maccabees' 'Declaration of Independence'

In part eight of our Hanukkah special, learn how the Maccabees succeeded in establishing a sovereign state after a final battle.Hezki Baruch, 12/13/2015, 11:02 PM

Police chief Alshich: We fight the darkness with our light

Israeli police are the modern forces fighting the darkness with light, said police commissioner Roni Alshich.Eliran Aharon, 12/13/2015, 10:51 PM

Rivlin slammed for Obama Hanukkah 'disgrace'

Nationalists accuse Rivlin of rewriting story of Maccabees to make it PC, ask him not to attend Haaretz conference tonight.Gil Ronen, 12/13/2015, 6:33 PM

Is gambling in the spirit of Hanukkah?

Poker aficionado discusses the appropriateness of the game on Hanukkah.Raphael Poch, 12/13/2015, 5:03 PM

Lights of Evanston, Illinois menorah smashed

Days after menorah found toppled over in New York park, vandals attacks menorah near Chicago in what police call possible hate crime.Cynthia Blank, 12/13/2015, 9:26 AM

The few over the many

A miracle is needed to let the sane voices of the masses overcome the outspoken extremists.Larry Gordon, 12/13/2015, 8:55 AM

Feature: The Maccabees learn the folly of peace accords

In part seven of our Hanukkah special, learn how commando night raids brought victory, and peace treaties brought death.Hezki Baruch, 12/12/2015, 8:01 PM

Feature: End of the rebellion? The fall of Judah Maccabee

In part six of In the Footsteps of the Maccabees, relive Nicanor's defeat, and the surprise battle that took Judah's life.Hezki Baruch, 12/11/2015, 2:24 PM

Watch: Emotional Hanukkah candlelighting in 3 continents

Jewish teens from New York, Munich light candles with 150 IDF orphans over video feed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2015, 11:24 AM

7,000 gather in London to celebrate Hanukkah

London Mayor in attendance as thousands gather at Trafalgar Square to celebrate Festival of Lights.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2015, 5:45 AM

The Jews and the Greeks join for Hanukkah

Chabad and largest Jewish fraternity celebrate the holiday worldwide, proving rabbis and frat houses are not 'an odd couple.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2015, 7:31 PM

Feature: Greek army breaks out the elephants

In part 5 of our Hanukkah special learn about Elazar's heroic death under the elephant, Maccabees' miraculous salvation in Jerusalem.Hezki Baruch, 12/10/2015, 6:54 PM

Special: Maccabees battle the Greeks in the Hevron hills

Part 4 of our Hanukkah special takes you to the site of the Maccabees' battle in mountains of Hevron.Hezki Baruch, 12/9/2015, 6:30 PM

Watch: French Aliyah continues and increases

Dozens of French Jewish olim landed in Israel and lit Hanukkah candles as Israelis for the first time. Arutz Sheva was there.Yoni Kempinski, 12/9/2015, 3:44 AM

Sufganiyot are great - but where do we draw the line?

Family physician Dr. Reuven Dressler explains how parents can have their children enjoy Hanukkah without gaining too much weight.Eliran Aharon, 12/9/2015, 1:14 AM

Special: The battle of Judah Maccabee in the Ayalon Valley

Part 3 of our Hanukkah special takes you to the site of the Maccabees' battle in the Ayalon Valley.Hezki Baruch, 12/8/2015, 11:50 PM

Video: Bnei Menashe celebrate first Hanukkah in Israel

Members of 'lost tribe' who made aliyah just this past summer celebrate their first ever Hanukkah in the holy land.Ari Soffer, 12/8/2015, 9:47 PM

Child terror victims celebrate Hanukkah miracle of life

At special event, 3-year-old firebomb victim and 13-year-old stabbing survivor light the candles; 'my personal miracle is being alive.'Menachem Schwartz, 12/8/2015, 7:52 PM

Did haredi MK mock MK Ksenia Svetlova's name?

MK Svetlova (Zionist Union) claims MK Mozes purposely mispronounced her name in debate over Women of the Wall, files complaint.Gil Ronen, 12/8/2015, 7:44 PM

Watch: Syrian refugee children light Europe's largest Hanukkiah

Symbolic Berlin event attended by senior Jewish, Muslim and German government officials; Chief Rabbi lauds spirit of unity.Ari Soffer, 12/8/2015, 6:47 PM

Watch: Chief Rabbi at Kotel Hanukkah lighting

'Here we want to build up the walls,' says Rabbi Lau, recalling how a handful of Jews defeated myriads 'bringing in a foreign outlook.'Hezki Baruch, 12/8/2015, 6:13 PM

Duma suspects banned from lighting Hanukkah candles

Breach of religious rights to light holiday candles and don tefillin revealed in court; 'wide deprivation of rights, no case against them.'Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 12/8/2015, 4:38 PM

Watch: Hanukkah candles lit in Bahrain's capital

Bahrain King gives visiting rabbi royal treatment, vows to fight terror and allow Jews to continue practicing Judaism 'without fear.'Yoni Kempinski, 12/8/2015, 3:59 PM

Were the Maccabees religious fanatics?

Director of secular yeshiva relates: Matityahu can be seen as a fanatic rebel - like ISIS - and how to grapple with that as an educator.Shimon Cohen, 12/8/2015, 12:12 PM

Special candle-lighting held at Joshua's Tomb

Annual Hanukkah tradition honors the Jewish people's 'first IDF Chief of Staff.'Yoni Kempinski, 12/8/2015, 9:07 AM

Hanukkah today: The battle against assimilation

Interview: Rabbi says missionaries in Israel perpetuate the problem of the Hellenists, offering alternatives to spirituality.Shimon Cohen, 12/8/2015, 7:57 AM

Netanyahu lights Hanukkah candles with IDF

Prime Minister connects struggle against Jews and Zionism from Hanukkah until today. 'There has always been terrorism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2015, 9:57 PM

Photo Essay: Hanukkah in the Promised Land

Haredi, religious-Zionist, traditional and secular Jews united by candle-lighting ceremonies, and menorahs small and huge.Gil Ronen, 12/7/2015, 7:02 PM

Special: Visit the site of Judah Maccabee's first epic battle

'In The Footsteps of The Maccabees' Part 2 takes you to where the Jewish rebels waged their first major battles against the Greek empire.Hezki Baruch, 12/7/2015, 7:01 PM

MK: No 'Walk Around the Walls' this month

MK Dov Khenin wants to temper one of Israel's most beloved Hanukkah rituals - the 'torch run'.Moshe Cohen, 12/7/2015, 5:21 PM

Dying trees: Olive oil byproduct is threatening the environment

Improper disposal of Alpechín - an acidic byproduct generated during olive oil production - is wreaking havoc on Israel's trees.Shoshana Miskin, 12/7/2015, 4:52 PM

Watch: New York's 'Great Hanukkah Blackout'

It may be known as Judaism's 'festival of lights,' but Hanukkah's message stands in sharp contrast to the glitz and glamour of Christmas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2015, 2:43 PM

Watch: Jews of Kaifeng celebrate Hanukkah

After many centuries, a small but powerful Jewish reawakening is occurring in China.Ari Soffer, 12/7/2015, 1:49 PM

Two Jews arrested on Temple Mount for Hanukkah prayer

Rabbi from Beit Shemesh arrested on holiday of Temple redemption over suspicion of praying, following Waqf's dictums.Shoshana Miskin, 12/7/2015, 11:34 AM

Watch: Schwarzenegger at Paris Hanukkiah lighting

Hollywood star, in Paris for climate change conference, declares 'the menorah means light. Light prevails darkness, good prevails evil.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2015, 11:26 AM

Women of the Wall light Hanukkah candles at Kotel

Group succeeds in lighting candles for Hanukkah at the Kotel in defiance of traditional practice.Shoshana Miskin, 12/7/2015, 10:56 AM

Jewish community in Kaifeng celebrates first night of Hanukkah

Chinese Jews in Kaifeng, China, gather to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah and light the traditional menorah candles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2015, 4:16 AM

Netanyahu: Israel is a candle in the darkness

PM Netanyahu lights first Hanukkah candle in Jerusalem, says Israel is fighting for its existence and independence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2015, 1:16 AM

Obama: Hanukkah about 'liberty over tyranny'

POTUS links eight-day Jewish holiday with American emphasis on freedom in annual greeting.Tova Dvorin, 12/6/2015, 8:22 PM

Feature: The ancient synagogue where the Hanukkah story began

Part One of Arutz Sheva's special Hanukkah series - In The Footsteps of The Maccabees - takes you to Modiin, where it all started.Hezki Baruch, 12/6/2015, 6:26 PM

Walk In The Footsteps of The Maccabees with Arutz Sheva

Special eight-part series with Israeli historian Dr. Hagai Ben Artzi lets you follow the Maccabees' path from revolution to independence.Hezki Baruch, 12/6/2015, 3:53 PM

Rivlin: Hanukkah message to be 'light among nations'

President connects upcoming holiday with Jewish independence, commitment to democracy in Hanukkah greeting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2015, 9:49 AM

Watch: New olim test Israeli Sufganiyot

Just in time for Hannukah: NBN releases 'Buzzfeed' style video showing new immigrants tasting Israel's best doughnuts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2015, 9:39 AM

Finally! A Hanukkah parody of Adele's 'Hello'

'Shalom, it's me'; watch what happens when Adele and a beloved Jewish holiday meet in song.Cynthia Blank, 12/2/2015, 5:38 PM

Ancient Shiloh olive press found in time for Hanukkah

1,300-year-old press found in Israel's first capital will be open to families on Hanukkah to press oil and renew the tradition.Ido Ben-Porat, 12/2/2015, 11:19 AM

The Maccabeats are back with a 'Latke Recipe'

They're baaaaack...! Just in time for Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2015, 9:19 PM

'Hanukkah gelt' - a chance to teach kids fiscal responsibility

'Often families give money to their children for Hanukkah, and neither the children nor the parents know how they should use it.'Raphael Poch, 12/1/2015, 8:10 PM

Kotel rabbi opposes women Hanukkah lighting

After deputy state attorney calls to integrate women in state lighting ceremony, rabbi asks why special section not being used.Ben Shaul, 12/1/2015, 8:01 PM

How to have a healthy as well as happy Hannukah

Susie Fishbein discusses some cooking tips and tricks to keep everyone happy while eating healthy on the holiday.Raphael Poch, 12/1/2015, 5:54 PM

Lehava protests Jerusalem Christmas fair

Anti-assimilation activists denounce YMCA fair as attempt to steal Jewish souls.Matt Wanderman, 11/29/2015, 9:42 PM

Hanukkah lightings to be held at sites of terror attacks

Israeli public invited to light hanukkah candles in 'every place a Palestinian terrorist tried to extinguish the light of Israel.'Yoni Kempinski, 11/26/2015, 1:28 PM

5 meaningful reasons for giving gifts on Hanukkah

Surprisingly, Hanukkah is not a “traditional” gift-giving holiday. However, there’s no reason to avoid giving gifts.Avi Shimshi (Promotional content), 11/16/2015, 6:24 PM

Is This the Real Tomb of the Maccabees?

The Israel Antiquities Authority set out on a mission to solve a 150-year old riddle - and a treasure far more ancient.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2015, 12:17 PM

Old City Jerusalem Initiative: Colorful Menorahs Adorn Roads

Families in Jerusalem's ancient Old City take part in competition, placing creative Menorahs in 'strategic' locations.Hillel Fendel, 12/23/2014, 10:38 PM

Rivlin Ends Hanukkah With IDF: We're Safe Thanks to You

President and IDF Chief of Staff Gantz hold Hanukkah candle lighting with soldiers in Judea, appraise the difficulties in the region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2014, 10:27 PM

At Hanukkah Reception, UK PM Vows to Protect British Jews

Against surging anti-Semitism in Europe, David Cameron vows to preserve shekhita, fight anti-Semitism at Downing Street Hanukkah event.Ari Soffer, 12/23/2014, 9:11 PM

In Pictures: Hundreds Witness 'Hanukkah Miracle' in Jerusalem

Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem to witness history as Menorah lit using pure olive oil to Temple standards for first time in 2,000 years.Ari Soffer, 12/23/2014, 7:50 PM