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.
Sharansky: New Immigrants Have Closed a 2,000 Year CycleNew immigrants light tonight's candles with Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife, as well as Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky.
Emotional Hanukkah Lighting Honors Lone SoldiersChayal el Chayal, a home away from home for lone soldiers, hosted a candle lighting ceremony at Mamilla Mall Saturday night.
Chabad Retreat Helps 260 Orphans and Widows over HanukkahColel Chabad initiative provides entertainment, therapy and much more for 75 families struggling with their loss over the holidays.
1,500 Jews Find Vandalism at Joseph's Tomb for HanukkahIDF and Jewish worshipers light Hanukkah candles at severely vandalized holy site, bringing light to darkness for the holiday.
Chabad Menorah Honors Sydney Terror VictimsChabad cancelled its annual candle lighting event following Syndey terror attack, decided instead to erect Menorah as tribute to victims.
Hanukkah with Russian-Speaking Holocaust SurvivorsIn Operation Light Up! young immigrant volunteers light candles with 150 Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors and veterans.
NY Contest Features Pork Latkes on HanukkahIrony is lost as holiday celebrating revolt against outlawing of Judaism and force-feeding of pork is marked with ham pancakes.
Watch: Women Gather on Hanukkah to Remember Terror Victims2,000 women gather to hear mothers and wives of victims in recent horrific attacks speak; 'we must change the world.'
Photos: YU Students Create Hanukkiyah in Midtown ManhattanStudents on Yeshiva University’s Beren Campus lit windows in their dorm building, creating a towering hanukkiyah.
Gross: This is the Best Hanukkah in a Long TimeAlan Gross, who was released after five years in a Cuban jail, says "it's good to be home" upon arriving in Washington.
Mobile Hanukkiyot Bring the Holiday to All of IsraelChabad 'mitzvah tanks' to bring holiday cheer nationwide for Hanukkah, ending in Jerusalem.
8,000-Year-Old Olive Oil Discovered in GalileeResearchers find oldest evidence of olive oil usage in Israel and likely in entire Middle East at Lower Galilee excavation.
Hallel on Chanukah: Praising God No Matter WhatThe lighting of the Menorah does not signify the end of the war by any means.
In Time for Hanukkah: 'A New Light'New single by Mati Shriki pays a fitting tribute to the festival of light.
Biden: Jewish Heritage is American HeritageUnited States Vice President takes part in a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony on the White House lawn.
Erdogan Wishes Turkish Jews a Happy HanukkahTurkish president sends Hanukkah greetings to the Jewish community, says Jewish citizens are “the fundamental elements of Turkey.”
Obama: May Hanukkah Embolden Us to Do What is RightPresident Obama wishes Jews a Happy Hanukkah and adds: "Even when the future is uncertain, our best days are yet to come."
Netanyahu: PA Hails Terrorist Killers, Accuses IDF of War CrimesAt Hanukkah lighting ceremony with elite IDF soldiers, PM warns they face 'darkness' of extremist Islam 'which is striking all around us.'
Next Week: A Modern-Day Hanukkah MiracleNext week history will be made as experts reveal - and light - a batch of pure olive oil precisely as it was used in the Temple.
Top 10 Picks for Jewish Hanukkah Gifts in 2014Looking for some inspiration for the perfect Hanukkah gift? Look no further!