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News and updates about Hannukah

Rosh Hodesh Kislev Torah Essay: True light in a month of darkness

Kislev reminds us that personally and nationally we undergo times of darkness and struggles, and inspires us to overcome them.

Rosh Hodesh Kislev Torah Essay: Light in a month of darkness

Zot Hannukah? Is this Hannukah?

The last night of Hannukah is called "Zot Hannukah"- ""this is Hannukah." The 8 lights are meant to illuminate Jewish pride. Do they?

Zot Hannukah? Is this Hannukah?

Omicron- a divine Hannukah present?

Perhaps Omicron is the mutant the world has been hoping for, and  should be praying for. Opinion.

Omicron- a divine Hannukah present?

The Hannukah of fools

The lights mean that while Jews remain true to G-d and Torah, He would be there. Explain that to Kamala, Ben and Jerry, George Soros.Op-ed.

The Hannukah of fools

Eight lights for eight nights

The Maccabees discovered that an uncertain future and having peace of mind were not mutually exclusive..

Eight lights for eight nights

The Parsha and Current Events: Iran, JCPOA and the Prophets

The Iranians don’t need ICBMs to attack Israel. We are camouflage for their real enemies, the West. It is all predicted in Jewish sources.

The Parsha and Current Events: Iran, JCPOA  and the Prophets

The hidden light of Hannukah

Sparks hidden from the light of the first day of Creation reveal themselves for those who have eyes to see.

The hidden light of Hannukah

Hannukah: When light from above descends into our living rooms

It's not just a match and a candle. A magnificent light descends into our homes, next to the window or the door, and we need to receive it.

Hannukah: When light from above descends into our living rooms

Reimagining Hannukah as the festival of victory

Victory, a forcing of one’s enemy into submission and achieving one’s military aims is a positive goal in Judaism and Jewish history. Op-ed.

Reimagining Hannukah as the festival of victory

Hannukah: Flickering lights in dark times

The special rules of Hannukah lights parallel the Maccabean struggle against the Greeks but also how Judaism meets foreign philosophies.

Hannukah: Flickering lights in dark times

Light up your Hannukah with the teachings of Rabbi Sacks zt"l

As we celebrate Chanukah, here are a number of different resources from Rabbi Sacks zt"l about the Festival of Light! Hannukah sameach!

Light up your Hannukah with the teachings of Rabbi Sacks zt"l

Hebron - Israel's National Heritage, model of joint access

Joint access works in Hebron, but not on the Temple Mount. The reason is clear.

 Hebron - Israel's National Heritage, model of joint access

What Hannukah is really all about

Hannukah is not a Jewish form of Xmas, nor is it a version of Yom Ha'atzmaut. The festival has a history we should all learn. Read it here.

What Hannukah is really all about

Thousands of Hanukiahs distributed in Europe

The RCE and the EJA have launched a cross-continental initiative to spread the light of Hannukah

100,000 Hanukiahs distributed for Jews across Europe

8 days of Hannukah: Why?

What the Maccabees did for eight days.

8 days of Hannukah: Why?

Hanukkah and modern-day decrees against Israel

The Joseph-Hanukkah connection: Seeing Hashem’s hand in everything,

Hanukkah and modern-day decrees against Israel

Hellenism in the lead: What the Maccabees fought against

The dominant culture was all the rage. Hellenism seemed so right. What does Hanukkah really teach us?

Hellenism in the lead: What the Maccabees fought against

Hanukkah light: Making sense of history

A more enlightened approach to the holiday of light.

Hanukkah light: Making sense of history

Does Chanukah symbolize victory over the culture of nations?

Does the miracle of Hanukkah talk about victory of Jewish thought over Hellenistic philosophy?

Does Chanukah symbolize victory over the culture of nations?

William Shatner opens up about childhood Hanukkah memories

Legendary actor reminisces about celebrating Hanukkah as a child in new documentary.

William Shatner opens up about childhood Hanukkah memories

Renewing the Miraculous in Our Lives

Noah’s Dove, Jacob and the Secret of the Chanukah Oil.

Renewing the Miraculous in Our Lives

4 arrested for twisting Arizona family’s menorah into swastika

Teenagers arrested for vandalizing menorah in family's front yard in Arizona.

4 arrested for twisting Arizona family’s menorah into swastika

Live: Hanukkah Candle Lighting at the "Small Kotel"

Join our live broadcast from the celebration at the part of the Western Wall which is closest to the location of the Holy Temple.

Live: Hanukkah Candle Lighting at the "Small Kotel"player

Extracurricular Reading and the True Meaning of Hanukkah

Hanukkah epitomizes that famous Jewish holiday mantra: they tried to kill us, we won, now let's eat.

Extracurricular Reading and the True Meaning of Hanukkah

Turkey's Jews publicly celebrate Hannukah in first

President Erdoğan wishes Jewish community 'peace, happiness and welfare,' calling them 'an inseparable part of our society.'

Turkey's Jews publicly celebrate Hannukah for first timeplayer

Anti-Israel Students crash Hillel Hanukkah bash

During a pre-Hanukkah celebration, pro-Arab students protest Israel to disrupt Hillel event.

Pro-Palestinian Students crash Hillel Hanukkah bash

‘Israel's light will overcome terror's darkness'

President Rivlin participated in a candle-lighting ceremony with United Nations ambassadors and World Jewish Congress officials.

‘The light of Israel will overcome the darkness terror spreads’player

White House throws a serious Hanukkah party

Hearing the US President speak about message of Hannukah is a truly inspiring event, says party attendee Robbie Medwed.

White House throws one heck of a Hanukkah party

Teen terror victim to light eighth candle at Kotel

Naor Shalev, critically injured in a stabbing in Pisgat Ze'ev, will light the final candle of Hanukkah in public Kotel ceremony.

Teen terror victim to light eighth candle at Kotel

Presidents light fourth candle at White House

'Maccabees fought for liberty, freedom of religion,their traditions, and for our traditions,' Israeli President says at ceremonial lighting.

Watch: Rivlin and Obama light fourth candle at White Houseplayer

Rabbi Stern lights 4th candle at Kotel

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem lit Hanukkah candles alongside MK Yitzhak Herzog. 'Lighting in this place represents victory.'

Rabbi Stern lights 4th candle at Kotelplayer

Mamilla Mall: Chanukah is Finally Over

Giant Menorah that starred in week-long gala festivities has been dismantled; Chabad organizers begin to recuperate.

Mamilla Mall: Chanukah is Finally Over

Watch: United Hatzalah's Ambucycle Chanukiah

Special hannukaiah lights up Schneider's Children's Hospital in whimsical, emotional ceremony.

Watch: United Hatzalah's Ambucycle Chanukiahplayer

IAA Finds Bracelet from Roman Period with Menorah

Glass bracelet found in what researchers believe was an ancient garbage pit; Menorah on bracelet just in time for Hannukah.

IAA Finds Glass Bracelet from Roman Period with Menorah

Rivlin Lights Hannukah Candles with Survivors

President Reuven Rivlin says there is 'no greater responsibility' than ensuring survivors' welfare in candle-lighting ceremony.

Rivlin Lights Hannukah Candles with Holocaust Survivorsplayer

Special Hannukah Ceremony Held for Dalia Lemkos

35-inch high hannukiah from medical parts donated from Yad Sarah, lit in Dalia's memory in moving ceremony.

Special Candlelighting Ceremony Held for Dalia Lemkos

The Hanukkah Menorah: Past and Present

How the Menorah became a Jewish icon.

The Hanukkah Menorah: Past and Present

Reform Center: Let Women Light Candles in BGU

Reform Center for Religion and State, female students, say men-only candle lighting at official ceremony is discriminatory.

Reform Center: Let Women Light Candles in BGU

Beit Shemesh Girls Seek Unity on Hannukah

Spreading the light of Hanukkah: Girls use festival to spread goodwill, unity in divided city; Haifa girls honor fallen hero.

Beit Shemesh Girls Seek Unity on Hannukah

Hanukkah Begins Tonight; Celebrations Worldwide

The Jewish people celebrate the Festival of Lights, in memory of the Maccabees' victory over the Greeks; first candle is lit.

Hanukkah Begins Tonight; Celebrations Commence Worldwide