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

Sharansky: New Immigrants Have Closed a 2,000 Year Cycle

New immigrants light tonight's candles with Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife, as well as Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 12/22/2014, 9:08 PM

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