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.
Police chief Alshich: We fight the darkness with our lightIsraeli police are the modern forces fighting the darkness with light, said police commissioner Roni Alshich.
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.
Is gambling in the spirit of Hanukkah?Poker aficionado discusses the appropriateness of the game on Hanukkah.
Lights of Evanston, Illinois menorah smashedDays after menorah found toppled over in New York park, vandals attacks menorah near Chicago in what police call possible hate crime.
The few over the manyA miracle is needed to let the sane voices of the masses overcome the outspoken extremists.
Feature: The Maccabees learn the folly of peace accordsIn part seven of our Hanukkah special, learn how commando night raids brought victory, and peace treaties brought death.
Feature: End of the rebellion? The fall of Judah MaccabeeIn part six of In the Footsteps of the Maccabees, relive Nicanor's defeat, and the surprise battle that took Judah's life.
Watch: Emotional Hanukkah candlelighting in 3 continentsJewish teens from New York, Munich light candles with 150 IDF orphans over video feed.
7,000 gather in London to celebrate HanukkahLondon Mayor in attendance as thousands gather at Trafalgar Square to celebrate Festival of Lights.
The Jews and the Greeks join for HanukkahChabad and largest Jewish fraternity celebrate the holiday worldwide, proving rabbis and frat houses are not 'an odd couple.'
Feature: Greek army breaks out the elephantsIn part 5 of our Hanukkah special learn about Elazar's heroic death under the elephant, Maccabees' miraculous salvation in Jerusalem.
Special: Maccabees battle the Greeks in the Hevron hillsPart 4 of our Hanukkah special takes you to the site of the Maccabees' battle in mountains of Hevron.
Watch: French Aliyah continues and increasesDozens of French Jewish olim landed in Israel and lit Hanukkah candles as Israelis for the first time. Arutz Sheva was there.
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.
Special: The battle of Judah Maccabee in the Ayalon ValleyPart 3 of our Hanukkah special takes you to the site of the Maccabees' battle in the Ayalon Valley.
Video: Bnei Menashe celebrate first Hanukkah in IsraelMembers of 'lost tribe' who made aliyah just this past summer celebrate their first ever Hanukkah in the holy land.
Child terror victims celebrate Hanukkah miracle of lifeAt special event, 3-year-old firebomb victim and 13-year-old stabbing survivor light the candles; 'my personal miracle is being alive.'
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.
Watch: Syrian refugee children light Europe's largest HanukkiahSymbolic Berlin event attended by senior Jewish, Muslim and German government officials; Chief Rabbi lauds spirit of unity.
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.'
Duma suspects banned from lighting Hanukkah candlesBreach of religious rights to light holiday candles and don tefillin revealed in court; 'wide deprivation of rights, no case against them.'
Watch: Hanukkah candles lit in Bahrain's capitalBahrain King gives visiting rabbi royal treatment, vows to fight terror and allow Jews to continue practicing Judaism 'without fear.'
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.
Special candle-lighting held at Joshua's TombAnnual Hanukkah tradition honors the Jewish people's 'first IDF Chief of Staff.'
Hanukkah today: The battle against assimilationInterview: Rabbi says missionaries in Israel perpetuate the problem of the Hellenists, offering alternatives to spirituality.
Netanyahu lights Hanukkah candles with IDFPrime Minister connects struggle against Jews and Zionism from Hanukkah until today. 'There has always been terrorism.'
Photo Essay: Hanukkah in the Promised LandHaredi, religious-Zionist, traditional and secular Jews united by candle-lighting ceremonies, and menorahs small and huge.
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.
MK: No 'Walk Around the Walls' this monthMK Dov Khenin wants to temper one of Israel's most beloved Hanukkah rituals - the 'torch run'.
Dying trees: Olive oil byproduct is threatening the environmentImproper disposal of Alpechín - an acidic byproduct generated during olive oil production - is wreaking havoc on Israel's trees.
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.
Watch: Jews of Kaifeng celebrate HanukkahAfter many centuries, a small but powerful Jewish reawakening is occurring in China.
Two Jews arrested on Temple Mount for Hanukkah prayerRabbi from Beit Shemesh arrested on holiday of Temple redemption over suspicion of praying, following Waqf's dictums.
Watch: Schwarzenegger at Paris Hanukkiah lightingHollywood star, in Paris for climate change conference, declares 'the menorah means light. Light prevails darkness, good prevails evil.'
Women of the Wall light Hanukkah candles at KotelGroup succeeds in lighting candles for Hanukkah at the Kotel in defiance of traditional practice.
Jewish community in Kaifeng celebrates first night of HanukkahChinese Jews in Kaifeng, China, gather to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah and light the traditional menorah candles.
Netanyahu: Israel is a candle in the darknessPM Netanyahu lights first Hanukkah candle in Jerusalem, says Israel is fighting for its existence and independence.
Obama: Hanukkah about 'liberty over tyranny'POTUS links eight-day Jewish holiday with American emphasis on freedom in annual greeting.
Feature: The ancient synagogue where the Hanukkah story beganPart One of Arutz Sheva's special Hanukkah series - In The Footsteps of The Maccabees - takes you to Modiin, where it all started.
Walk In The Footsteps of The Maccabees with Arutz ShevaSpecial eight-part series with Israeli historian Dr. Hagai Ben Artzi lets you follow the Maccabees' path from revolution to independence.
Rivlin: Hanukkah message to be 'light among nations'President connects upcoming holiday with Jewish independence, commitment to democracy in Hanukkah greeting.
Watch: New olim test Israeli SufganiyotJust in time for Hannukah: NBN releases 'Buzzfeed' style video showing new immigrants tasting Israel's best doughnuts.
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.
Ancient Shiloh olive press found in time for Hanukkah1,300-year-old press found in Israel's first capital will be open to families on Hanukkah to press oil and renew the tradition.
The Maccabeats are back with a 'Latke Recipe'They're baaaaack...! Just in time for Hanukkah.
'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.'
Kotel rabbi opposes women Hanukkah lightingAfter deputy state attorney calls to integrate women in state lighting ceremony, rabbi asks why special section not being used.
How to have a healthy as well as happy HannukahSusie Fishbein discusses some cooking tips and tricks to keep everyone happy while eating healthy on the holiday.
Lehava protests Jerusalem Christmas fairAnti-assimilation activists denounce YMCA fair as attempt to steal Jewish souls.
Hanukkah lightings to be held at sites of terror attacksIsraeli public invited to light hanukkah candles in 'every place a Palestinian terrorist tried to extinguish the light of Israel.'
5 meaningful reasons for giving gifts on HanukkahSurprisingly, Hanukkah is not a “traditional” gift-giving holiday. However, there’s no reason to avoid giving gifts.
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.
Old City Jerusalem Initiative: Colorful Menorahs Adorn RoadsFamilies in Jerusalem's ancient Old City take part in competition, placing creative Menorahs in 'strategic' locations.
Rivlin Ends Hanukkah With IDF: We're Safe Thanks to YouPresident and IDF Chief of Staff Gantz hold Hanukkah candle lighting with soldiers in Judea, appraise the difficulties in the region.
At Hanukkah Reception, UK PM Vows to Protect British JewsAgainst surging anti-Semitism in Europe, David Cameron vows to preserve shekhita, fight anti-Semitism at Downing Street Hanukkah event.
In Pictures: Hundreds Witness 'Hanukkah Miracle' in JerusalemHundreds gathered in Jerusalem to witness history as Menorah lit using pure olive oil to Temple standards for first time in 2,000 years.