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Emotional Hanukkah Lighting Honors Lone Soldiers

Chayal el Chayal, a home away from home for lone soldiers, hosted a candle lighting ceremony at Mamilla Mall Saturday night.Cynthia Blank, 12/22/2014, 6:57 PM

Chabad Retreat Helps 260 Orphans and Widows over Hanukkah

Colel Chabad initiative provides entertainment, therapy and much more for 75 families struggling with their loss over the holidays.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2014, 3:54 PM

1,500 Jews Find Vandalism at Joseph's Tomb for Hanukkah

IDF and Jewish worshipers light Hanukkah candles at severely vandalized holy site, bringing light to darkness for the holiday.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 12/22/2014, 8:23 AM

Chabad Menorah Honors Sydney Terror Victims

Chabad cancelled its annual candle lighting event following Syndey terror attack, decided instead to erect Menorah as tribute to victims.Cynthia Blank, 12/21/2014, 10:45 AM

Hanukkah with Russian-Speaking Holocaust Survivors

In Operation Light Up! young immigrant volunteers light candles with 150 Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors and veterans.Cynthia Blank, 12/21/2014, 8:48 AM

NY Contest Features Pork Latkes on Hanukkah

Irony is lost as holiday celebrating revolt against outlawing of Judaism and force-feeding of pork is marked with ham pancakes.Ari Yashar, 12/19/2014, 12:18 PM

Watch: Women Gather on Hanukkah to Remember Terror Victims

2,000 women gather to hear mothers and wives of victims in recent horrific attacks speak; 'we must change the world.'Ari Yashar, 12/18/2014, 5:49 PM

Photos: YU Students Create Hanukkiyah in Midtown Manhattan

Students on Yeshiva University’s Beren Campus lit windows in their dorm building, creating a towering hanukkiyah., 12/18/2014, 4:13 AM

Gross: This is the Best Hanukkah in a Long Time

Alan Gross, who was released after five years in a Cuban jail, says "it's good to be home" upon arriving in Washington.Ben Ariel, 12/18/2014, 3:45 AM

Mobile Hanukkiyot Bring the Holiday to All of Israel

Chabad 'mitzvah tanks' to bring holiday cheer nationwide for Hanukkah, ending in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2014, 1:45 AM

8,000-Year-Old Olive Oil Discovered in Galilee

Researchers find oldest evidence of olive oil usage in Israel and likely in entire Middle East at Lower Galilee excavation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2014, 11:49 AM

Hallel on Chanukah: Praising God No Matter What

The lighting of the Menorah does not signify the end of the war by any means.Rabbi Reuven Spolter, 12/17/2014, 11:40 AM

In Time for Hanukkah: 'A New Light'

New single by Mati Shriki pays a fitting tribute to the festival of light.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2014, 10:24 AM

Biden: Jewish Heritage is American Heritage

United States Vice President takes part in a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony on the White House lawn.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2014, 5:43 AM

Erdogan Wishes Turkish Jews a Happy Hanukkah

Turkish president sends Hanukkah greetings to the Jewish community, says Jewish citizens are “the fundamental elements of Turkey.”Ben Ariel, 12/17/2014, 4:16 AM

Obama: May Hanukkah Embolden Us to Do What is Right

President Obama wishes Jews a Happy Hanukkah and adds: "Even when the future is uncertain, our best days are yet to come."Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2014, 2:14 AM

Netanyahu: PA Hails Terrorist Killers, Accuses IDF of War Crimes

At Hanukkah lighting ceremony with elite IDF soldiers, PM warns they face 'darkness' of extremist Islam 'which is striking all around us.'Ari Soffer and Hezki Baruch, 12/16/2014, 7:46 PM

Next Week: A Modern-Day Hanukkah Miracle

Next week history will be made as experts reveal - and light - a batch of pure olive oil precisely as it was used in the Temple.Ari Soffer, 12/16/2014, 6:00 PM

Top 10 Picks for Jewish Hanukkah Gifts in 2014

Looking for some inspiration for the perfect Hanukkah gift? Look no further!Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2014, 6:32 PM

Rabbi: I Did Not Prevent Women From Lighting Hanukkah Candles

Channel 10 report earlier in December claimed Ben-Gurion University rabbi prevented women from lighting. Rabbi: claims are false.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 12/20/2013, 8:53 AM

Obama Meets U.S. Jews, Defends Iran Deal

U.S. President defends his diplomacy with Iran before an audience of Israeli diplomats and senior members of the U.S. Jewish community.Elad Benari, 12/6/2013, 4:42 AM

World's Tallest Hanukkiah Lit in Tel Aviv

Tallest hanukkiah in honor of last night of holiday sponsored by Electric Company; 'symbolizes the power of the State of Israel'.Tova Dvorin, 12/4/2013, 8:30 PM

7th Candle of Hanukkah Lit in 7 World Capitals

Immigration and Absorption Ministry with Jewish Agency holds lighting ceremonies in 7 capitals, main event in Jerusalem.Ari Yashar, 12/3/2013, 6:13 PM

World's Tiniest Menorah Built By Hebrew U Lab

Brojde Lab, home of Israel's only Nanoscribe system, demonstrates revolutionary new technology by building world's tiniest hanukkiah.Ari Yashar, 12/3/2013, 5:56 PM

Joseph's Tomb: 6th Hanukkah Candle Lit

More that 2,000 people prayed all night at the Tomb, many with tears in their eyes.Gil Ronen, 12/3/2013, 9:05 AM

Time to Take Back Hanukkah

Is Hanukkah a festival or a farce? How many of those who celebrate it appreciate what it's all about? And is it even worth celebrating at all? Ari Soffer, 12/2/2013, 9:43 AM

Temple Mount Closes After Jewish Visitors Sing Hanukkah Songs

Despite it being the site of the Hanukkah miracle - the defeat of Zionists over Greek invaders - police shut down Temple Mount for Jews.Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2013, 12:10 PM

Hanukkah Miracle: Wounded Soldier Home for Shabbat

Soldier blinded in Gaza attack spends Hannukah with family after recovering some sight.Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2013, 11:17 AM

Hanukkah single: Benny Friedman - Light One Candle

Jewish music artist Benny Friedman offers free "Hanukkah gift" to audience - an uplifting song of Jewish inspiration and light.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2013, 8:32 AM

Largest European Menorah Lit in Berlin's Victory Gate

Lighting at Brandenburg Gate in the center of Berlin attended by German Parliament President, 'proves there's Jewish life in Germany.'Ari Yashar, 11/29/2013, 12:25 PM

Wounded Soldier Honored at Lighting Ceremony for Jewish Unity

Chabad Terror Victim's Project honors wounded IDF soldier who volunteers at hospitals; part of Hanukkah campaign for Jewish unity.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 11/29/2013, 10:07 AM

Happy 'Thanksgivukkah'! Immigrants Celebrate in Tel Aviv

White City Shabbat & Nefesh B'Nefesh hold holiday combination event for lone soldiers and olim.Ari Yashar & Yoni Kempinski, 11/29/2013, 5:45 AM

Netanyahu: Iran is the Darkness, We're the Light

PM Netanyahu says Iran is “the greatest darkness” threatening the world, promises Israel will be the “light to the nations”.Elad Benari, 11/29/2013, 5:12 AM

Russia: Publicizing the Miracle of Hanukkah in Moscow

Rabbi Lazer, Chief Rabbi of Russia, lit first Hanukkah candle Wednesday outside of Red Square, across from the Kremlin.Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2013, 2:16 PM

Deri: Who Needs the EU? Let's All Buy 'Settlement' Products

“When they try to boycott us, we must be united" and buy products from Judea and Samaria, says Shas chairman.Elad Benari, 11/28/2013, 6:42 AM

Obama Sends Hanukkah Greeting to the Jewish People

U.S. President wishes for future that is "bright and full of hope" in annual Hanukkah greeting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2013, 5:43 AM

Hanukkah at Temple Institute: Working to Rebuild the Temple

Temple Institute Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, in Hanukkah speech announces work on a 'Kohen' school, to be ready for rebuilt Temple.Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2013, 3:46 AM

Video: Maccabeats Release New Hanukkah Song, 'Burn'

Acapella group releases new Hannukah video depicting American Jewish family, teen's struggle against anti-Semitic bullying.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2013, 10:35 PM

Hanukkah Candle-lighting Ceremony At Western Wall

Ceremony marking first night of Hanukkah attended by Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Interior Minister, Kotel Rabbi.Tova Dvorin, 11/27/2013, 9:17 PM

4-Year Old Burned in Candle Accident

Hanukkah candle fell on the girl’s head, and her hair caught fire.Gil Ronen, 11/27/2013, 7:24 PM

Catherine Ashton: Hannukah Lights Spread Hope, Peace

European Union Foreign Minister reaches out to Jewish groups after compromising with Israel on boycott Tuesday night.Tova Dvorin, 11/27/2013, 6:03 PM

Largest Menorah in World To Be Lit in Tel Aviv

Israel Electric Company will light the 28 meter tall record breaking menorah on eighth night of Hanukkah, December 4.Ari Yashar, 11/27/2013, 2:21 PM

PA Caught Digging at Ancient Hasmonean Fortress

The fortress, an important site in the Maccabee revolts which Hanukkah commemorates, is located in 'Area A' not under Israeli control.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2013, 12:31 PM

Video: Obama Welcomes Menorah Hit By Sandy as Symbol of Hope

Obama paid tribute to victims of Hurricane Sandy by welcoming a menorah that had managed to survive the devastation.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/18/2012, 11:46 PM

Diaspora Jewish Student Unions Bring Hope for Hanukkah

Diaspora Jewish student unions raised over $7,000 in foreign donations to buy Hanukkah toys and gifts for children in southern Israel.Chana Ya'ar, 12/17/2012, 11:02 PM

Hanukkah 'Dough for Doughnuts' Raises NIS 150K for Charity

Two of the greatest competitive eaters in the world cannot compare to doughnut devourer Elie Klein. But a friend says the bib's gone bust.Chana Ya'ar, 12/17/2012, 5:00 PM

Torah and Hanukkah Unite Reps. Cantor and Shultz

Torah and Hanukkah combined their strength to bring together rival Reps. Cantor and Schultz for completion of a “unity” Torah scroll. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/17/2012, 2:55 PM

Gush Katif Hanukkah Clip: To Break and Create

8th Katif Center video features Ayala Azran from Neve Dkalim, who found in art and creation a way of coping with the pain.Yoni Kempinski, 12/16/2012, 6:57 PM

Gush Katif Hanukkah Clip: Can you Repress the Frustration?

7th Katif Center video features Avi Burstein, a farmer from Gush Katif who continues his line of work in a new piece of land.Yoni Kempinski, 12/16/2012, 5:25 AM

Gush Katif Hanukkah Clip: The Army Recruitment Crisis

6th Katif Center video features Shlomit Cohen, a young mother who witnessed the disengagement as a teenager.Yoni Kempinski, 12/16/2012, 4:31 AM

Photo Essay: Lit Menorahs in Jerusalem

As Hanukkah draws to a close, Arutz Sheva presents a photo essay of lit hanukkiot (menorahs).Elad Benari, Canada, 12/14/2012, 10:26 PM

Mystic Lights Hanukkah Celebration in Jerusalem with Shlomo Katz

"After the Hanukkah, the Jewish people still faced darkness. We are asking G-d to show us miracles again," says singer Gavriel Saks.Ben Bresky, 12/14/2012, 3:00 PM

Lone Soldiers Celebrate Hanukkah with 2012 Paralympic Winner

Over one-hundred Lone Soldiers gathered in Tel Aviv to celebrate the 6th night of Hanukkah with 2012 Tennis Paralympics Gold Medal Winner. Arutz Sheva staff, 12/14/2012, 3:46 AM

Gush Katif Hanukkah Clip: He Who is Afraid is the Real Hero

5th Katif Center video features Rabbi Gabi Kadosh, Ganei Tal village's rabbi.Yoni Kempinski, 12/14/2012, 1:46 AM

Gush Katif Hanukkah Clip: TA and Netzarim Share Same Fate

Forth Katif Center video features Einat Bloch Yefet, a young mother whose brother was murdered by terrorists in Gush Katif.Yoni Kempinski, 12/13/2012, 7:30 PM

Chabad-Lubavitch Brings Hanukkah Message to Prime Minister

A delegation of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries shared the spirit of Hanukkah this week in a meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Chana Ya'ar, 12/13/2012, 3:49 PM