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News and updates about Chanukah

In flooded British Columbia, Jews help their neighbors

Rabbi Shmuly and Freidy Hecht provide material and spiritual sustenance to all Jews in need.

In flooded British Columbia, Jews help their neighbors

'Listen to the lights': Chabad brings Chanukah joy and meaning to millions

For many, the eight-day holiday is a springboard for personal growth in Judaism.

'Listen to the lights': Chabad brings Chanukah joy to millions

Who Lit the Last Menorah of 2020?

A chance encounter months before leads to a late-night mitzvah.

Who Lit the Last Menorah of 2020?

The first Chanukah candle has been lit in the land down under

The first Chanukah candle has been lit in the Chabad synagogue in Sydney, opening Chanukah celebrations around the world!

The first Chanukah candle has been lit in the land down underplayer

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett: Government 'speaks with one voice' on Iran

"Israel is extremely concerned about potential billions flooding into Iran," says PM. "We are conveying this message in every possibly way."

PM: Government 'speaks with one voice' on Iranplayer

Take in the great light of Hanukkah & share it with the world

Zot Hanukkah - Lighting up the night.

Take in the great light of Hanukkah & share it with the worldplayer

Campaign to illuminate Hanukkah for Israel’s elderly population

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews tackles plague of loneliness among Israel’s elderly population by bringing Hanukkah joy.

Campaign to illuminate Hanukkah for Israel’s elderly population

Listen: Shevet Achim Ensemble's Chanukah melodies

The Shevet Achim Ensemble group, along with singer Chilik Frank, put out a special Chanukah albulm.

Listen: Shevet Achim Ensemble's Chanukah melodiesplayer

Rivlin: I Learned Zionism from Gush Katif Evictees

President Reuven Rivlin joined residents of Nitzan, thrown out of their homes in the disengagement for Chanukah lighting.

Rivlin: I Learned Zionism from Gush Katif Evictees

Parents of Slain Journalist to Light Menorah

The parents of Steven Sotloff, who was beheaded by ISIS terrorists, will light a menorah in his honor at Chabad Center in Miami.

Parents of Slain Journalist to Light Menorah in Miami

Ashton: Hannukah Lights Spread Hope, Peace

European Union Foreign Minister reaches out to Jewish groups after compromising with Israel on boycott Tuesday night.

Catherine Ashton: Hannukah Lights Spread Hope, Peaceplayer

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.

Largest Menorah in World To Be Lit in Tel Aviv

PA Caught Digging at Hasmonean Fortress

The fortress, an important site in the Maccabee revolts which Hanukkah commemorates, is located in 'Area A' not under Israeli control.

PA Caught Digging at Ancient Hasmonean Fortress

Mystic Lights Hanukkah Celebration in Jerusalem

"After the Hanukkah, the Jewish people still faced darkness. We are asking G-d to show us miracles again," says singer Gavriel Saks.

Mystic Lights Hanukkah Celebration in Jerusalem with Shlomo Katzplayer

Chief Rabbi Lights Hanukkah Candles at Kotel Katan

Hanukkah candle lighting have been taking place at the Small Wall, or Kotel HaKatan, in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Chief Rabbi Lights Hanukkah Candles at Kotel Katan (Small Wall)player

A7 Using Google Hangouts For Live Chanukah Show

Israel National Radio will be using a new Google platform to broadcast a special interactive Chanukah show today at 9:00 PM Israel time.

Arutz Sheva Using Google Hangouts For Interactive Chanukah Showplayer

Join the Arutz 7 Chanukah Video Special Dec. 9th

Join the virtual Chanukah party on Sunday, December 9th at 9:00 PM. INR listeners are invited to join in using their webcams.

Nefesh B'Nefesh VP to Speak on Arutz 7 Chanukah Video Special

Miami Vandals Try to Extinguish Light of Hanukkah

A giant menorah and dreidel in Miami were vandalized, in an unsuccessful attempt to spoil the spirit of Hanukkah.

Miami Vandals Try to Extinguish Light of Hanukkah

New Chanukah Song to Benefit Sandy Victims

Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu has released a new song titled “Happy Hanukkah” to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

Matisyahu's New Chanukah Song to Benefit Sandy Victims player

1,408 Missiles in 8 Days Fired by Gaza at Israel

As the 8-day holiday of Hanukkah approaches, Israel marks the eighth day of Operation Pillar of Defense by counting the missiles fired.

1,408 Missiles in 8 Days Fired by Gaza at Israel

Passover Food Drive: Charity with Personal Touch

Virtual Passover food drive to provide assistance to individuals and families in need.

Virtual Passover Food Drive: Assistance with a Personal Touch

Video Hanukkah Song by Anglo Olim

Three “olim” teamed up using their musical talents to turn out a video version of the Hanukkah song Maoz Tzur with English subtitles.

Video Hanukkah Song by Anglo Olimplayer

Giant Menorah with 400 Candles at Maaleh Adumim

Adults and youth at Maaleh Adumim used 400 candles to build a giant Menorah that could be seen from the highway to the Dead Sea.

Giant Menorah with 400 Candles at Maaleh Adumim

Shavei Israel Celebrates Hanukkah

Jews from Spain, Portugal, Russia, Poland, China and India all celebrate Hanukkah together. Many faces, one song!

Video: Shavei Israel Celebrates Hanukkah Around the Worldplayer

The Safran Dreidel Collection

Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran shares another look at one of loveliest and largest dreidel collections in the world with Arutz Sheva's readers.

A Hanukkah Treasure: The Safran Dreidel Collection

Giant Menorahs Along Samaria Highway

The roads of Samaria will glow this week with the giant public Jewish menorahs used for the Festival of Lights.

Jews Light Samaria Highway with Menorahs for Festival of Lights

Rahm Emanuel Hosts Chabad Rabbi for Chanukah

Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with the city's Chabad emissary before the public menorah was lit, but skipped the ceremony.

Rahm Emanuel Hosts Chabad Rabbi for Chanukah

Video: 1st Candle of Hanukkah at the Western Wall

Chief Rabbis of Israel and Education Minister attended the Western Wall lighting of the menorah on the first night of Hanukkah.

1st Candle of Hanukkah at the Western Wall - Video and Photosplayer

Video: White House Kitchen Goes Kosher

Go behind the scenes in the White House kitchen as it is 'kosherized' for a Hanukkah celebration.

Video: White House Kitchen Goes Kosher for Hanukkahplayer

IDF Hanukkah Supply: 685,000 Donuts

Holiday 'order of battle' for Jewish army includes 9,000 menorahs.

IDF Hanukkah Supply: 685,000 Donuts

New Olim Celebrate Miracles of Hanukkah and Israel

Dozens of US Jews moved to the ”Land of Miracles” Tuesday, hours before lighting the 1st candle for Hanukkah, Holiday of Lights.

New Olim Celebrate Miracles of Hanukkah and Israel

UWI to Celebrate Chanukah with IDF Soldiers

United with Israel, the world's first global movement for Israel, will hold a Chanukah party at an IDF base next week.

United With Israel to Celebrate Chanukah with IDF Soldiers

Chanukah Video: Candle in the Night

New music video tells the story of a young cynical guy who is bummed out by the darkness of the world...until he celebrates Chanukah.

Chanukah Video: Candle in the Nightplayer

Video: What's Chanukah About?

One days' worth of olive oil lasting for 8 days, was indeed, miraculous... but there is so much more to this holiday than meets the eye.

Video: So, What is the Miracle of Chanukah Really About? player

Chanukah Confection Lights Up Gush Etzion

In a nod to the English-speaking population of Gush Etzion, one shop knew it could bring Chanukah to the masses months before the date.

Chanukah Confection Lights Up Gush Etzion

Video Music: Those Were the Nights of Chanukah

A new Chanukah song-video production comes with a holiday twist -- performed by yeshiva boys and marketed on a non-Jewish label.

Video Music: Those Were the Nights of Chanukahplayer

Obama Hosts Annual Chanukah Party

President Barack Obama at the annual White House Chanukah party: Our commitment to Israel's security is unshakable.

Obama Hosts Annual Chanukah Partyplayer

Video: Chanukah Jewish Rock of Ages

Aish HaTorah's latest musical clip parodies famous songs in honor of Chanukah.

Video: Chanukah Jewish Rock of Agesplayer

US, Canada Issue Special Stamps for Chanukah

The United States and Canada have issued stamps ahead of the eight-day Hanukkah festival, which begins Tuesday night on December 20

US, Canada Issue Special Stamps for Chanukah

Special Menorah at White House

Menorah used in White House Chanukah ceremony comes from synagogue that was damaged during Hurricane Katrina.

White House Marks Chanukah with Special Menorahplayer