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News and updates about Hanukkah

Parashat Emor (Israel) and Yom Ha'atzmaut

Perhaps it is not coincidence that Parashat Emor almost always falls in the 23-day period between Yom Ha'atzmaut and Yom Herut Yerushalayim.

Parashat Emor (Israel)  and Yom Ha'atzmaut

UK media regulator to investigate BBC coverage of Hanukkah bus attack

BBC coverage of November incident, which was blasted for claim that Jewish victims provoked their attackers, will be investigated by agency.

UK regulator to investigate BBC coverage of Hanukkah attack

Antisemitism spikes worldwide during Hanukkah, driven by attacks on menorahs

Rash of attacks on public menorah displays around the world reported during Hanukkah festival.

Antisemitism spikes during Hanukkah with attacks on menorahs

Fox News host says Christmas trees are about Jesus — and Hanukkah

Fox News host claims that the Christmas tree represents the Christmas spirit — and Hanukkah.

Fox News host says Christmas trees are about Hanukkah

Miami Beach synagogue vandalized with swastika during Hanukkah

The rabbi of a synagogue in Miami Beach is speaking out several days after Temple Emanu-El was vandalized during Hanukkah.

Miami Beach synagogue vandalized with swastika during Hanukkah

Kansas City Chabad house vandalized during Hanukkah

Vandals trash books and papers, destroy electrical wiring and leave water damage requiring extensive repairs.

Kansas City Chabad house vandalized during Hanukkah

Carlebach Hanukkah story recording from 1984 rediscovered

Meaningful Minute shares newly-discovered recording of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach telling a moving Hanukkah story.

Carlebach Hanukkah story recording from 1984 rediscovered player

Blast from the past: How President Reagan connected to Hanukkah

Watch: In a video circulating on the web these days President Reagan is seen at a Maryland JCC Menorah Lighting Ceremony.

Blast from the past: How President Reagan connected to Hanukkahplayer

Amsterdam's new Hanukkah menorah is unveiled at virtual concert

Amsterdam gets large Liberace-inspired menorah for annual Hanukkah concert.

Amsterdam's new Hanukkah menorah is unveiled at virtual concert

Yair Netanyahu lights Hanukkah candles with Holocaust survivors

Former Prime Minister's son lights eighth Hanukkah candle together with Holocaust survivors at Yad Ezer L'Haver organization in Haifa.

Yair Netanyahu lights Hanukkah candles with Holocaust survivors

Brawl at Hanukkah candle-lighting event in Jerusalem

Participants refused to follow guidelines; police were summoned when things got out of hand.

Brawl at Hanukkah candle-lighting event in Jerusalem

How Hanukkah is celebrated secretly in Arab countries hostile to Israel

'A great miracle took place here.' How anti-assimilation activists are working to help Jews in Arab countries celebrate Hanukkah.

How Hanukkah is celebrated secretly in Arab countriesplayer

Shabbat or Hanukkah candles: Which should have come first?

Imagine you only have money for one set of candles - Shabbat or Hannukah - which to choose and why?

Shabbat or Hanukkah candles: Which should have come first?

US Amb. lights Hanukkah candles at the Western Wall

New US Amb. Tom Nides lights seventh Hanukkah candle at the Western Wall, together with son Max.

US Amb. lights Hanukkah candles at the Western Wallplayer

Israeli NBA player lights Hanukkah candles in Maryland

In his first Hanukkah away from home, Washington Wizards' Deni Avdija lights Hanukkah candles with the local Jewish and Israeli community.

Israeli NBA player lights Hanukkah candles in Marylandplayer

In Ghana for ‘spiritual cleansing,’ Eric Adams celebrates Hanukkah with Chabad

NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams joins his second Hanukkah celebration with Chabad - this time in the African nation of Ghana.

Eric Adams celebrates Hanukkah with Chabad - in Ghana

Israelis who were imprisoned in Turkey: We felt that every day in prison is like ten years

Natali and Mordy Oknin attend Hanukkah party together with Baruch Ben Yigal, father of Amit.

'We felt that every day in prison is like ten years'player

Hanukkah menorahs vandalized in at least 3 Ukrainian cities

Large menorahs vandalized in cities of Kyiv, Dnipro, and Nikolayev before, during Hanukkah.

Hanukkah menorahs vandalized in at least 3 Ukrainian cities

NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams: We know what the Rebbe did for us

At menorah lighting, NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams shares Chanukah message of hope, says, ‘We NYers know what the Rebbe did for us.’

NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams: We know what the Rebbe did for us

'Soldiers in IDF's haredi battalion are our contemporary Maccabees'

Minister of Defense and Chief of Staff light Hanukkah candles with haredi soldiers.

'Soldiers in IDF's haredi battalion are contemporary Maccabees'

Hanukkah candles lit at place from which Nazi laws came

Representatives of the Jewish community in Berlin light Hanukkah candles with the German Minister of Justice.

Hanukkah candles lit at place from which Nazi laws came

Biden: A little bit of light can dispel the darkness

President Biden joined by First Lady, Vice President Harris and Second Gentleman Emhoff at menorah lighting at White House.

Biden: A little bit of light can dispel the darkness player

Outdoor menorah in Ukrainian city torn down by anti-Semites

A large outdoor menorah in Dnipro, a city in eastern Ukraine, was torn down by anti-Semitic vandals on the first night of Hanukkah.

Outdoor menorah in Ukrainian city torn down by anti-Semites

Six-foot tall menorah stolen from home in Florida

In response, local Chabad brings family nine-foot tall menorah to "spread it even more."

Six-foot tall menorah stolen from home in Florida

Winners named in 2021 International Bible Quiz

12 candidates compete in International Bible Quiz on 4th night of Hanukkah.

Winners named in 2021 International Bible Quizplayer

Pennsylvania college Jewish center defaced with Hitler stickers days before Hanukkah

Anti-Semitic stickers were plastered on the sign of the Asbell Center for Jewish Life at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

Pennsylvania college Jewish center defaced with Hitler stickers

Bus full of UK Jewish teens celebrating Hanukkah attacked by angry mob

Violent youths attempt to smash bus windows while hurling anti-Semitic abuse, spitting and making Nazi salutes.

Bus full of UK Jewish teens celebrating Hanukkah attacked by mobplayer

Shine A Light campaign illuminates dangers of anti-Semitism

Initiative by 60 Jewish and non-Jewish orgs running throughout Hanukkah illuminates the dangers of anti-Semitism.

Shine A Light campaign illuminates dangers of anti-Semitism

Miami Boys Choir releases new Hanukkah clip: Light up the nights

Yerachmiel Begun and the Miami Boys Choir release new inspirational clip, titled, ‘This Chanukah 5782.’

Miami Boys Choir releases new Hanukkah clip: Light up the nightsplayer

Soldiers stationed in Golan Heights celebrate Hanukkah with volunteers

Soldiers from 'Sufa' Battalion stationed in Golan Heights celebrate with volunteers from IFCJ, Yahad for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers.

Soldiers in Golan Heights celebrate Hanukkah with volunteers

Hanukkah initiative brings holiday joy to thousands of families in Israel

‘Our Building Lights’ initiative brings holiday traditions to communities around Israel.

Hanukkah initiative brings holiday joy to thousands of families

New National Menorah made of recycled aluminum lit in Washington, DC

Thousands attend, and tens of millions view the annual event on the Ellipse, with participation by the Second Gentleman.

New National Menorah made of recycled aluminum in Washington, DC

Hanukkah menorah made of rocket fragments lit on Gaza-area yeshiva

Mother of fallen soldier, MK Bezalel Smotrich, participate in Hanukkah event, lighting candles in a unique menorah.

Hanukkah menorah from rocket fragments lit on Gaza-area yeshiva

Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi: 'Zero tolerance' for harassment of any kind

Lighting Hanukkah candles with commanders at a training base, IDF Chief of Staff praises women who 'did the right thing, a brave action.'

Chief of Staff: 'Zero tolerance' for harassment of any kind

Watch live: Lighting the Hanukkah candles at the Western Wall

During the Hanukkah holiday a national candle-lighting ceremony is held each night at the Western Wall, attended by rabbis & public figures.

Watch live: Lighting the Hanukkah candles at the Western Wallplayer

Woman in critical condition after choking on donut

Second incident of its kind this Hanukkah.

Woman in critical condition after choking on donut

Man stabbed in Kiryat Gat, terror not ruled out

70-year-old man was lightly injured; attacker in custody.

Man stabbed in Kiryat Gat, terror not ruled out

Ambassador Herzog: Israel strives to bring hope to our entire region

Ambassador Michael Herzog hosts Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Ben Cardin for Hanukkah celebration.

'Israel strives to bring hope to our entire region'

Watch: Netanyahu surprises security forces with doughnuts

Opposition leader arrives at Ofer crossing, surprises fighters by handing them doughnuts and taking a photo with them.

Watch: Netanyahu surprises security forces with doughnutsplayer

Watch: Convoys of menorahs on the streets of Berlin

A convoy of about thirty vehicles with menorahs, led by Chabad, travels on street of Berlin after Hanukkah candle lighting.

Watch: Convoys of menorahs on the streets of Berlinplayer