Hanukkah

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'Outwardly, we live Muslim lives - but at home we love Judaism'

'Outwardly, we live Muslim lives - but at home we love Judaism'

Anti-assimilation group helps Jews in Kurdistan, Russia, France and Iraq light Chanukah candles and reconnect with their Jewish roots.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/12/2020 12:48
Zot Hanukkah: What was the real conflict with the Greeks?

Zot Hanukkah: What was the real conflict with the Greeks?

Before the holiday ends, a short Video Dvar Torah given at the Sderot Hesder Yeshiva makes the real conflict with the Greeks clear.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 18/12/2020 11:57
Menorah at Dartmouth shot with pellets in latest Hanukkah attack

Menorah at Dartmouth shot with pellets in latest Hanukkah attack

Public menorah at Dartmouth College shot with pellet gun, destroying seven of its nine lights in latest Hanukkah attack.Ben Sales, JTA, 18/12/2020 07:18
Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff lights Hanukkah candles in Israel

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff lights Hanukkah candles in Israel

General Mark Milley, who is visiting Israel, lights eighth candle of Hanukkah with IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi.Ido Ben Porat, 18/12/2020 06:00
German ministers send Hanukkah greetings in Hebrew

German ministers send Hanukkah greetings in Hebrew

Senior German government ministers participate in special clip initiated by the Chief Rabbi of Berlin and Chabad emissary.Nitsan Keidar, 18/12/2020 04:04
Watch: Honoring the Jewish people on the final night of Hanukkah

Watch: Honoring the Jewish people on the final night of Hanukkah

Israel’s Ambassador to the US honors the Jewish people who kept the flame alive throughout generations and across the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/12/2020 03:14
Netanyahu lights Hanukkah candles while in isolation

Netanyahu lights Hanukkah candles while in isolation

PM lights Hanukkah candles with the family. "There are things I can only do from a distance at the moment."Hezki Baruch, 18/12/2020 01:56
Soldier critically wounded in attack celebrates Hanukkah with battalion commander

Soldier critically wounded in attack celebrates Hanukkah with battalion commander

Nathaniel Felber was critically wounded in attack near Givat Assaf 2 years ago, but miraculously survived and is in rehabilitation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/2020 13:59
Watch: Israel Philharmonic plays Hanukkah songs

Watch: Israel Philharmonic plays Hanukkah songs

In honor of Hanukkah, Israel Philharmonic has released a new arrangement of a traditional Hanukkah tune for every night of the holiday.Ariel Feiglin, 17/12/2020 11:04
Watch: Pfizer CEO lights Hanukkah candles with Ambassador Dermer

Watch: Pfizer CEO lights Hanukkah candles with Ambassador Dermer

Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla virtually joins Israel’s US Ambassador in lighting the seventh candle of Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/2020 03:06
Israeli, Moroccan UN ambassadors will light candles together on the 8th night of Hanukkah

Israeli, Moroccan UN ambassadors will light candles together on the 8th night of Hanukkah

Morocco’s Ambassador to UN will join Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan in-person on Thursday night to light final Hanukkah candle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/12/2020 21:59
Kamala on Hanukkah

Kamala on Hanukkah

Harris trivialized one of the most courageous episodes in western civilization, by speaking inanely about “light, joy and tikkun olam”Op-edDr. Saul Goldman, 16/12/2020 21:00
Live: Hanukkah Candle Lighting at IDC

Live: Hanukkah Candle Lighting at IDC

Hanukkah candle lighting with Mr. Jonathan Davis, Head of the International School at IDC HerzliyaArutz Sheva Staff, 16/12/2020 17:01
Dozens of families arrive to settle Maalot Halhul

Dozens of families arrive to settle Maalot Halhul

Prayers in the rain amid rejoicing at the "privilege of settling the Land of Israel."Yehonatan Gottlieb, 16/12/2020 14:38
Take in the great light of Hanukkah & share it with the world

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

Zot Hanukkah - Lighting up the night.Yitzchak Reuven, 16/12/2020 05:29
Growing accustomed to miracles

Growing accustomed to miracles

We don't say the Hallel prayer on Purim at all, but we do say it on Hanukkah. In our time, the reason for this difference is clearer.Rabbi Berel Wein, 15/12/2020 23:11
Shabbat Jews and Hanukkah Jews

Shabbat Jews and Hanukkah Jews

Light as a symbol: Hanukkah candles and Shabbat candles - Liturgical reflections on Hanukkah - The Menorah on the Arch of Titus.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 15/12/2020 20:53
Watch: Rabbi Sacks' daughter lights Hanukkah candles in his memory

Watch: Rabbi Sacks' daughter lights Hanukkah candles in his memory

Gila Sacks, daughter of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, joins Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer virtually for Hanukkah candle lighting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/12/2020 05:11
Hanukkah light: Making sense of history

Hanukkah light: Making sense of history

A more enlightened approach to the holiday of light.Rabbi Pinchas Winston, 15/12/2020 04:15
Watch: Arabs from Gulf states light Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

Watch: Arabs from Gulf states light Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

Western Wall rabbi to healthcare workers and doctors: You teach us every day what heroism is.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2020 23:53
Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as our capital - a wakeup call

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as our capital - a wakeup call

Trump aroused in many Jewish souls the spirit of Hanukkah, an uphill military effort that ended with rededicating the Bet Mikdash.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 14/12/2020 20:36
FIDF announces Hanukkah giving campaign

FIDF announces Hanukkah giving campaign

FIDF announces new Hanukkah giving campaign and virtual lighting series featuring lone soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2020 18:03
Warsaw mayor lights Hanukkah candles

Warsaw mayor lights Hanukkah candles

Mayor of Poland's capital that once housed largest Nazi ghetto in Europe lit Hanukkah candles during Chabad-organized ceremony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2020 17:26
President Rivlin speaks to Pope

President Rivlin speaks to Pope

Israeli President speaks to the Pope as Jews celebrate Hanukkah and Christians prepare for Christmas in the shadow of COVID-19.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2020 15:24
Man run over during anti-Semitic attack on Chabad menorah lighting in Kentucky

Man run over during anti-Semitic attack on Chabad menorah lighting in Kentucky

1 injured in attack on Chabad menorah lightning ceremony in Lexington, Kentucky.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 14/12/2020 07:23
'Peace is made between peoples, not between leaders'

'Peace is made between peoples, not between leaders'

President Rivlin and Foreign Minister Ashkenazi light Hanukkah candles with heads of Israeli missions abroad who participated via Zoom.Nitsan Keidar, 14/12/2020 06:09
Jerusalem Mayor lights candles at 'Little Western Wall'

Jerusalem Mayor lights candles at 'Little Western Wall'

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion lights Hanukkah candles at the “Little Western Wall”, located in the revitalized Jewish Quarter of the Old City.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2020 04:05
Watch: Ambassador Friedman lights Hanukkah candles

Watch: Ambassador Friedman lights Hanukkah candles

US Ambassador to Israel joins Israel’s Ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, for a virtual Hanukkah candle lighting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2020 03:11
Watch: Israeli NBA phenom creates all-Hebrew Twitter account

Watch: Israeli NBA phenom creates all-Hebrew Twitter account

Former Maccabi TLV star drafted 9th overall by Washington creates Hebrew Twitter page, lights first Hanukkah candle.ILTV, 13/12/2020 22:20
How the Maccabees crushed one of the strongest armies in history

How the Maccabees crushed one of the strongest armies in history

A riveting tour of the places where the Maccabean Revolt took place in what was perhaps the greatest military triumph in Jewish history.i24NEWS, 13/12/2020 20:42
Defense Minister Benny Gantz presents medals to WW2 veterans

Defense Minister Benny Gantz presents medals to WW2 veterans

Gantz & Defense Ministry staff lit candles with three veterans and paid tribute to their heroism.Ido Ben Porat, 13/12/2020 19:36
President Rivlin lights Hanukkah candles with neighbors at Beit HaNasi

President Rivlin lights Hanukkah candles with neighbors at Beit HaNasi

"This year, we are hoping also for miracles in the field of health," noted Rivlin, on his final Hanukkah as president.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2020 18:37
Watch: UAE ambassador lights Hanukkah candles

Watch: UAE ambassador lights Hanukkah candles

Bahrain and UAE ambassadors to the US participate in the Israeli Embassy's online Hanukkah ceremony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2020 11:34
Watch: UAE, Bahrain ambassadors join Israeli ambassador for Hanukkah candle lighting

Watch: UAE, Bahrain ambassadors join Israeli ambassador for Hanukkah candle lighting

Ambassador Ron Dermer holds virtual Hanukkah candle lighting with the Ambassadors of Bahrain and the UAE to the US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2020 03:50
The secret of Hanukkah's popularity

The secret of Hanukkah's popularity

Hanukkah is definitely one of the most widely observed holidays.Rabbi Ari Enkin, 13/12/2020 02:00
Watch: Maccabeats usher in Hanukkah - 'You will never be alone'

Watch: Maccabeats usher in Hanukkah - 'You will never be alone'

Famous Jewish band performs new Hanukkah hit, calls for unity, end to political infighting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2020 21:47
Fully illuminated

Fully illuminated

Our main work here is spiritual. This energetic battle can be won Hanukkah-style; by adding one light at a time. OpinionGila Jedwab DMD, 12/12/2020 21:46
Israeli NBA star Deni Avdija lights Hanukkah candles

Israeli NBA star Deni Avdija lights Hanukkah candles

Israel's Deni Avdija, picked by the Washington Wizards, lights Hanukkah candles in team uniform as part of Israeli embassy online ceremonyEitan Divinsky, 12/12/2020 20:10
The untold Hanukkah tale of a deal with the devil

The untold Hanukkah tale of a deal with the devil

A tale that needs to be told: EU funded NGOs take heed. By making a deal with the Greeks, Hellenists led to their own destruction. Op-edMatan Peleg, 12/12/2020 18:10
The moment of truth - Mattityahu's cry

The moment of truth - Mattityahu's cry

Mattityahu cried “He who is for the Lord, follow me” - who has the spiritual stamina to fight, who feels the pull of God in his soul? Do we?Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 11/12/2020 14:19
View the Safran dreidel collection - a feast for Hanukkah eyes

View the Safran dreidel collection - a feast for Hanukkah eyes

From the US, Israel, Spain, Hungary, India, Russia, Scotland - all over the world! Made of glass, wood, metal and, yes, from clay.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 11/12/2020 12:04
The New York Times grinch that stole Hanukkah

The New York Times grinch that stole Hanukkah

The NYT went from Hanukkah in the eyes of a clueless assimilated Jew two years ago to the holiday in the eyes of a non-Jew this year.Op-ed.Howard Rotberg, 11/12/2020 10:51
Siberian synagogue has a 10-foot menorah made of ice

Siberian synagogue has a 10-foot menorah made of ice

Russian synagogue in Tomsk, Siberia unveils 10-foot ice menorah for Hanukkah.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 11/12/2020 08:15
Watch: Canadian PM's message to mark the start of Hanukkah

Watch: Canadian PM's message to mark the start of Hanukkah

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: The Government of Canada will always stand with the Jewish community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2020 04:49
Non-Jews, Hanukkah lights and the courage to stand with Israel

Non-Jews, Hanukkah lights and the courage to stand with Israel

The light of Hanukkah and the soul of Mashiach.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 11/12/2020 03:09
Netanyahu: We are bringing hope and blessing to the people of Israel

Netanyahu: We are bringing hope and blessing to the people of Israel

Netanyahu lights first Hanukkah candle via Zoom with WZO and representatives of Diaspora Jewish communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2020 02:34
Biden, Harris wish Jewish community a 'Chag Sameach'

Biden, Harris wish Jewish community a 'Chag Sameach'

President-elect and Vice President-elect issue greetings ahead of Hanukkah, which starts Thursday at sundown.Elad Benari, 10/12/2020 23:56
Watch live: National Hanukkah Menorah lighting

Watch live: National Hanukkah Menorah lighting

National Hanukkah Menorah illuminated during a special ceremony on The Ellipse.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2020 23:05
Watch: Hanukkah candle lighting below world's tallest building

Watch: Hanukkah candle lighting below world's tallest building

Photographer Shuki Lehrer, currently in Dubai, decided to light Hanukkah candles in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2020 22:46
From Israel's First Chief Rabbi: 'Hanukkah's richness of spirit'

From Israel's First Chief Rabbi: 'Hanukkah's richness of spirit'

The Menorah is a material vessel, but the olive oil in it is a metaphor for the Jewish nation’s inner spirit, which merited the miracle.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 10/12/2020 21:08
Netanyahu: The light of peace has never shone brighter than today

Netanyahu: The light of peace has never shone brighter than today

PM Netanyahu, Ambassador Friedman attend lighting of Hanukkah candles at Western Wall. 'We bring the light of vaccines and peace.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2020 19:23
Trump wishes Jewish people a happy Hanukkah

Trump wishes Jewish people a happy Hanukkah

US President delivers special message to the Jewish people ahead of Hanukkah holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2020 16:50
Jelly or Chocolate: What are we filled with?

Jelly or Chocolate: What are we filled with?

There is a very interesting connection between the holiday of Hanukkah and the Torah portion of the week. Joseph's pit is a parable.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 10/12/2020 15:46
Hanukkah and Vayeshev: We can always climb higher!

Hanukkah and Vayeshev: We can always climb higher!

The way in which we light the Hanukkah candles teaches us how to achieve our full potential.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/12/2020 15:39
Government will not impose restrictions over Hanukkah

Government will not impose restrictions over Hanukkah

PM, defense and health ministers agree not to impose new COVID-19 restrictions over Hanukkah following opposition from other ministers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2020 15:32
Hanukkah for the Perplexed: A brief guide to the Holiday of Lights

Hanukkah for the Perplexed: A brief guide to the Holiday of Lights

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah, the holiday not found in the Bible because the miraculous story occurred after its completion.Amb. (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, 10/12/2020 13:44
Hanukkah restrictions apply only to Jewish localities

Hanukkah restrictions apply only to Jewish localities

Health Ministry recommends every evening on Hanukkah starting at 5:30 PM, gatherings of two persons not from one nuclear family forbidden.Mordechai Sones, 10/12/2020 09:02