Hungarian rabbi rejects Hanukkah greeting from anti-Semites

Rabbi from Budapest rejects Hanukkah greeting from the far-right Jobbik party.Ben Ariel and JTA, 12/30/2016, 4:32 AM

Bnei Menashe gather in India to celebrate Hanukkah

Thousand of Bnei Menashe in India gather to celebrate HanukkahJTA, 12/29/2016, 10:55 PM

Hundreds join Hanukkah protest UN bias against Israel at Hague

Jews and Christians gather for Hanukkah event outside the Hague, protest anti-Israel UN bias.JTA, 12/28/2016, 8:55 PM

Son of terror victim lights Hanukkah candles in Berlin

Or Elyakim, son of Dalia Elyakim who was murdered in Berlin attack, lights Hanukkah candles at the Brandenburg Gate.Orli Harari, 12/28/2016, 5:39 AM

King David's response to the UN's anti-Israel resolution

Yeshivat Beit El hosted President Rivlin on Hanukkah, and Yeshiva Dean Rabbi Melamed read aloud Psalms apparently composed for the occasion.Hillel Fendel, 12/28/2016, 2:12 AM

Hamas slams Bahrain over Hanukkah party

Video of Jews and Arabs dancing at Bahrain Hanukkah party circulated the web. In response, Hamas leaders say they are "amazed and deplored".ILTV, 12/28/2016, 1:33 AM

Southern California Chabad center vandalized

Chabad center in the Southern California city of Santa Monica vandalized on first day of Hanukkah.JTA, 12/27/2016, 8:35 PM

Vandals damage Arizona synagogue menorah and Holocaust memorial

Large menorah and a Holocaust memorial damaged at a synagogue in Sun City, Arizona.JTA, 12/27/2016, 7:45 PM

6-foot-tall, 100-pound menorah stolen from San Francisco park

Six-foot tall, 100 pound menorah stolen from a park in San Francisco.JTA, 12/27/2016, 4:45 PM

Rabbi rips Obama for UN vote at National Menorah Lighting

Rabbi officiating at National Menorah Lighting ceremony in Washington criticizes US decision to allow passage of anti-Israel UN resolution.Gary Willig, 12/27/2016, 4:08 PM

Watch: Celebrating Hanukkah - and Aliyah - at the airport

A festive Hanukkah celebration awaited more than 120 new immigrants from Ukraine who landed today.Yoni Kempinski, 12/27/2016, 2:44 PM

Watch: Chabad Hanukkah candle lighting at NBA game

Chabad's 'Cteen' lights Hanukkah candles before 20,000 spectators at an NBA game in Brooklyn. 'Publicizing the miracle' - big time.Yoni Kempinski, 12/27/2016, 9:36 AM

President: Judea & Samaria residents descendants of Macabees

President Rivlin lights third light Chanukah with the students and teachers of Beit El Yeshiva in wake of anti-Israel UN resolution.Yoni Kempinski, 12/26/2016, 9:16 PM

Hamas condemns Arab-Jewish Hanukkah celebration in Bahrain

Hamasoutraged by the video showing Bahraini citizens in kaffiyehs dancing with black-kippah-wearing Jews.Guy Cohen, 12/26/2016, 8:30 PM

The President's answer to the Security Council

President Reuven Rivlin lights Hanukkah candles at Beit El after UN Security Council resolution calls town illegal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2016, 5:08 PM

Women of the Wall to stage provocative ceremony at Western Wall

Women of the Wall to stage provacative candle-lighting ceremony the day before court hears petition on mandatory women's Torah reading.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2016, 4:54 PM

Hanukkah Miracle: Jews & Arabs dancing together in Bahrain

Hanukkah Miracle - Jews & Arabs dancing together while lighting the Menorah in Bahrain.Yoel Domb, 12/26/2016, 11:58 AM

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