Group holds Hanukkah celebration at King David's Tomb

Jewish heritage center holds Hanukkah celebration with songs, dancing, and a festive meal at King David's Tomb .Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2016, 9:08 AM

Erdogan extends Hanukkah greetings to local Jews

In Hanukkah message, Erdogan says Turkey places great importance on the freedom of everyone to observe their own religion and traditions.Ben Ariel, 12/26/2016, 6:37 AM

These lights are a testament to "the Eternal City"

Rabbi Ben-Dahan at candle-lighting in Hurva synagogue: “Regardless of the nations, the Land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel.”Ido Ben Porat, 12/25/2016, 11:00 PM

PM: According to the UN, the Maccabees 'occupied territory'

PM lights Hanukkah candle at Western Wall, says Jews cannot 'occupy' their own city and holy sites.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2016, 9:55 PM

Europe's Jews prepare Hanukkah events to ‘drive out darkness’

Some Jewish leaders say that celebrating Hanukkah at central locales in Europe is an uplifting Jewish response to terrorism.Cnaan Liphshiz, 12/23/2016, 1:57 AM

British PM promises to stand by the Jewish community

In a message for Hanukkah, PM Theresa May vows to defend Jews' right to practice their faith.Ben Ariel, 12/22/2016, 4:11 AM

A tale of two Hanukkah parties: Obama's last and Trump's first

Obama holds last Hanukkah party in White House, mourns end of presidency.Ron Kampeas, Rochel Sylvetsky, 12/17/2016, 7:34 PM

Inside the White House Kosher Kitchen

A behind-the-scenes look at the process of making the White House kosher for Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2016, 12:01 PM

Watch: Obama hosts Hanukkah reception

President Barack Obama hosts the White House Hanukkah reception for the final time as president.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2016, 3:16 AM

How sufganiyot became a national treat in the Netherlands

Though they are considered a caloric hazard in Israel, sufganiyot are a rare Hanukkah treat for many Jews in Europe.Cnaan Liphshiz, 12/15/2016, 2:28 AM

Watch: How to make your own delicious Hanukkah donuts

Shop Delight's Eddie Yakubov shares with Arutz Sheva the secrets to making the perfect Hanukkah sufganiya.Eliran Aharon, 12/14/2016, 7:25 AM

Litzman: Say 'no' to doughnuts if you can

Health Minister calls on the public to find a healthy alternative to the jelly doughnuts which are eaten during Hanukkah.Chaim Lev, 12/12/2016, 1:16 AM

Burger chain debuts SufganiKing hamburger for Hanukkah

Burger King restaurants in Israel have introduced a special donut burger for the Hanukkah season.Arutz Sheva Staff and JTA, 12/6/2016, 10:59 PM

Obama invites Peres' granddaughter to Hanukkah candle lighting

Mika Almog, Nehemia Peres, to join First Family during last presidential Hanukkah party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/5/2016, 7:28 AM

Watch: Hanukkah candles at Joseph's Tomb

Over 2,000 people gather overnight Sunday/Monday to bring the light of Hanukkah to the holy site.Yoni Kempinski, 12/14/2015, 10:00 AM

Forecast: Hanukkah to end on a rainy note

Temperatures to remain low as localized thunderstorms continue throughout most of Israel.Tova Dvorin, 12/14/2015, 9:48 AM

Watch: Hanukkah where Jewish presence in Samaria began

Samaria leaders gather to mark 40 years since Jews returned to the region, vow to reach one million people by 2035.Yoni Kempinski, 12/14/2015, 8:52 AM

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